What do we do? Why do we do it?
MoonHouse works with all kids 6-11 . We guide them through the creation of many short stories of all different genres. Then, together, we choose one to expand upon, and MoonHouse produces the story as a short film. The writers and their families are invited on set to meet the actors, learn about the process and the technology, give us artistic notes, and just hang out. Lastly, we celebrate the childrens’ hard work with the MoonHouse premiere party. Adults and kids walk down the red carpet, win awards, snack, relax, win cool prizes, and enjoy the film!
MoonHouse prefers not to charge families for production. We are not always able to do this, but whenever possible, we produce a film free of charge. MoonHouse is always taking story submissions for this purpose. A large portion of donations goes toward producing films written by children who are unable to take our workshop for any reason.
Kids’ voices deserve to be held up and celebrated as much as any grown-up’s voice. But the arts aren’t just good for kids; kids are good for the arts. We are constantly surprised by their wisdom and honesty. Their art changes what art can be. We hope you join us!
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou