HELLO JACK & KIM!
My name is Chris. I put this page together to introduce/re-introduce myself (that's me in the hat with my family) and ask if Jack would consider being a guest on an episode of a tv (Amazon + Netflix) show for kids that we are launching this year. I know that you both make decisions on things like this so I thought it might help to put everything in one place.
First off, I know that you get asked to do a ton... and Kim I know how hard you work to keep life simple and grounded.... we once chatted about that a few years back and it always stuck with me. So all this is to say that if this doesn't work, no worries!!! Yet, I wanted to at least ask as I think it would be such an amazing fit! With that in mind, I'll cut to the chase:
- THE ASK: 2 hr of time in SB or Hawaii
- THE PROCESS: We come to where you are and film the visit.
- THE SHOW: Magical Life with Christopher Todd - a modern day Mr. Rogers about kindness, curiosity, creativity, mindfulness and more.
- THE EPISODE: Kindness is the new cool / Kindness to people and planet
Here's a video explaining more:
Keep scrolling down for more details....
The Magical Life with Christopher Todd is a half-hour show for kids. In each episode we visit with Christopher in his treehouse and go on
spontaneous adventures to meet his fascinating friends and experience the interesting world around us. Along the way we will learn about how to become more curious, creative and kind.
Ultimately this is a show to help parents and enrich the lives of their children. With our warm-hearted host and guide Christopher, his friends, and the places they travel, the world will become a teaching tool that is new, exciting and fun for kids to visit.
THEME + FLOW
In this show, we invite our kids to be curious and discover new things via story and experience. Each episode unfolds in a spontaneous and natural way and includes: theme song, treehouse time, guest visit/adventure, music, art, moment of gratitude, story time, call to action and stop motion interstitials. Each episode is built around a theme/lesson that’s subtly woven into our narrative arc. These include fun yet practical calls to action like “be the real you,” “find the magnificent in the mundane,” “we are all different we are all the same,” and so forth.
THE SHOW / VIBE
Warm. Humorous. Heartfelt. Imaginative. Modern. Minimal. Multi-cultural. Calm. Crafted. Curious.
Luminous. Adventurous. Timeless. Natural. Rustic. Safe. Healthy. Humble. Artistic. Fun. Friendly.
CHRISTOPHER TODD / VIBE
Warm. Welcoming. Kind. Fun. Healthy. Story-teller. Song-writer. Artist. Explorer. Inventor. Collector. Creative. Surfer. Sailor. Musician. Beekeeper. Dad. Adventurer. Photographer. Nature-Lover. Friend. Writer. Humble. Down-to-earth. Rustic. Vintage. Poet. Maker. Curious. Silly. Simple. Imaginative.
Here's a blurb they wrote up about me:
Chris is a celebrated author, photographer and speaker, who mixes the kindness, sincerity and comfort of Mr. Rogers with the whimsy, mystery and fun of Willy Wonka, plus a twist of something more. He’s a teacher, a surfer, a story teller, a beekeeper, a wood carver, an all around warm and wonderful soul. He’s a father, a magnetic storyteller, a pied piper. Chris brings a photographer’s fascination for observation and engagement to all that he does, seeing beneath the surface to connect with people in a deeply honest way. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, Style, New York Times and Surfer magazines, and his best-selling books have been translated into twelve languages, but you might not know it from his humble commitment to seeing the light, strength and beauty in others. He’s our audience’s friend, host and guide, and a perfect fit for Magical Life: “I have often dreamed of doing something like this for kids. The concept and mission for this show is a realization of that dream!” View Chris’s TEDx talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78ARBe2JCXw
Here's a photo I captured of Paul (the director of the show) and Renee (co-creator of the show) and their family.
Below is a song from the co-creator (Renee) of the show. The animation is done by Hsin Ping who will be animation the in between moments in our show.
Of course there's more, but I'll stop here. My hope is that this gives you a snapshot view of what the show is about.