Telling Stories About Ourselves.

Saving The Superhero is a project that looks at the idea of the Hero, how we imagine ourselves to be heroes, and how we can use the “Hero’s Journey” to create meaning and motivation in our lives. This framework can help us tell our own stories as positive and relatable, and to identify patterns or “spirals” of delay.  On the one hand, a “hero mentality” can be useful and take our talents and abilities to the “next level,” or it can deplete us of energy and have us feeling like we are the only ones left to “save the day.” Using movies, books, comics, and other media, Saving The Superhero will explore why this is and use screenwriting techniques to help us tell our own stories.