A child mouse facing homelessness and shelter life for the first time steps up to challenges from friends and foe.
Gerry Mouse will be an animated short film. It is adapted from the Gerry Mouse trilogy, a series of children's books written by Charlotte Cooper. This project emphasizes metaphoric symbolism as Gerry, a child mouse, travels the path of homelessness and encounters shelter life for the first time. Some characters reach out to help him feel safe and secure. His revenge against the shelter bully is outweighed by his will to do the right thing. We view the story through tiny mouse eyes - the perspective of youth. They will identify with the characters and will want to discuss social justice issues as they journey with Gerry Mouse into a world that no little one should have to encounter. But they do - everyday.
Yay! We have our team. Watch for our pitch! Chid homelessness and shelter life will be front and center in conversations among friends, family members, in classrooms, and policy devpt meetings as Gerry Mouse squeaks up for children/youth.