By Mark Rickerby – As the Moon Drake global journey continues, we are thrilled to bring you another episode script for the series. Mark Rickerby has completed episode 1.8 – “Eamon & the Last Forest.”
This time the story takes us to the European Continent and the country of Ireland. It is the tale of a 11-year-old lad addressing the conflict of deforestation and a family feud… and there may also be an enchanted forest! So, the question is, what would an Irish story be without leprechauns?
Mark has created a powerful episode that will delight children. It is a relatable topic, and kids will learn about that part of the world and the Indigenous wisdom it holds for each of us…
This story unfolds fun, conflict, resolution and a strong passion for family love. I am so thankful for Mark and his creativity and writing talents. Indeed, he has created a powerful addition to the first Moon Drake season.
With only three more scripts to complete for the 12-episode season, we are very proud of our writers, and we look forward to the next exciting steps. Thank you, all, for your good wishes and encouragement! Indeed, we are REACHING FOR THE MOON!
Eamon, an 11-year-old boy, is frightened by a forest on his family’s land until his grandfather shows him, he doesn’t need to be afraid. One day, he explores the forest himself and meets Cadhla, the neighbor’s 10-year-old granddaughter from the other side of the woods. The kids learn that their grandfathers have feuded for decades over the forest they both planted as children. But when one grandfather must prevent the other from cutting down and selling the trees, the men are finally forced to speak to each other again for the sake of their respective grandchildren, who have become friends with each other and the forest creatures. When all seems lost, the creatures of ancient folklore come to the rescue and help the children save the trees.
By Martin Nuza – Moon Drake producers are humbled and grateful to present to you Episode 1.5 (Asian Continent). Once again, Martin has touched our hearts, our minds and our spirits through his newest creation, “Chinua & Bayarmaa.” It is a story set in a most intriguing and remarkable place, Mongolia.
Throughout the storyline there is cultural wisdom and an adversary to conquer – there’s illegal poaching and also love… But the greatest lesson in this tale is a battle within for this Mongolian huntress. It is the hardest choice of all, to let something go – something that must be free.
Personally, I absolutely loved the power of this story, the colorful culture and traditional beauty portrayed through the characters and their relationships – all presented in the backdrop of this mystical place. I believe children will fall in love with Chinua and her golden eagle!
Over the next few days, watch for Episode 1.8 by Mark Rickerby, and other episodes coming soon. We are working to bring this rich series to children and adults around the world, to spread the wisdom from the earth.
A young girl must try and save her village from a man’s illegal poaching activities, while, at the same time, trying to prepare her beloved golden eagle for the Eagle Festival in the Mongolian mountains.
By Martin Nuza – I was so inspired to read Moon Drake’s newest episode 1.4, “Koen & the Wandjina,” by our magnificent writer, Martin Nuza. The story takes place in Tasmania, Australian Continent, where we follow the powerful experiences of Koen, a 14-year-old Aboriginal boy.
This story is a coming-of-age, spiritual tale that teaches and deals with the Human condition and conflict. It addresses Spirit, Mind, Body and how we respond to the challenges we face in life. It takes us to a place that is always with us, but we must open our eyes and heart to know it.
The Moon Drake series is for children ages 8-13. Each episode is rich with adventure and powerful Indigenous wisdom and story lines that take place all around the world, from every continent. Children experience and learn from ancient cultures and traditions as Moon Drake makes them relevant for today.
This is the fourth episode written by Martin. We can all look forward to seeing his stories, and all the wonderful stories of this series in animation! Watch for more coming very soon!
By Martin Nuza – Moon Drake writer, Martin Nuza, creates a story for Episode 1.10 that ignites our imagination and weaves a life of intrigue for this 13-year-old boy who lives in Cairo, Egypt.
“Ali & His Dream” will inspire young hearts, for it takes us into another world; a place of wonder. It’s a world that teaches Ali about love. And when he awakens he also learns about hope.
In every Moon Drake episode we address a conflict, whether it be environmental, spiritual or a human issue or choice. We see modern or ancient characters and landmarks, regalia and traditions embedded in these compelling stories that draw children of the world together. And each story gives answers through the Indigenous wisdom of that place.
Martin is a truly gifted storyteller. Each of his three episodes (with more to come) are special and filled with wise gems sparkling in the sun. Thank you, brother!
Watch for more about the Moon Drake Anime Series coming soon!
By Martin Nuza – Moon Drake is so grateful to have talented and creative writers working currently on Season ONE of this important series. As episodes are finished, we want to share their essence with you. So, most recently, Martin wrote a masterpiece for Episode 1.9, called “Arundhati’s Voice.”
While the environment creates difficult challenges for the earth, which we address in many episodes, the human condition, the spiritual health also creates challenges that must be faced.
Arundhati’s Voice, will truly lift and enlighten you and your children. It is built around the unique and charismatic culture of India (Asian Continent), and the plight of young girls and their freedoms.
While this is a sensitive issue, Martin has created a most beautiful story that teaches us, lets us cry, brings us joy, builds hope for reaching dreams and leaves us with the light of undying family love.
Watch for more episodes as the weeks progress. We are working very hard to bring these powerful and vital stories to the entire world.