Meditative Story
Meditative Story
Feb 3, 2023
Writing the main character, by Franklin Leonard
Play • 30 min

What’s the hardest part about being the main character in your own life? You’re also writing the script as you go along. And sometimes it’s hard to know when you need a scene change. Filmmaker Franklin Leonard encounters plenty of dramatic moments as he seeks to follow his creative dream. But those big moments, he comes to realize, aren’t what will change him into the person he truly wants to be. Change happens not in an explosion or a sudden shift of scenery, but slowly, in moments of reflection, and sometimes after years of pleasing others. What matters is … it happens.

We are thrilled to share that Franklin Leonard's Meditative Story was awarded Best Individual Episode in the category of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at 2023’s inaugural Signal Awards.

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