Stories Of Kindness is a new interview series by Canada’s kindness champions: the WITS Programs Foundation and hosted by Travis Price, co-founder of Pink Shirt Day. The series is centred on spreading kindness, connection and storytelling. It’s all about kids! Inspiring youth from across Canada were selected to co-host the series and were paired for these important conversations with celebrity guests including Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Dylan Playfair (Disney’s Descendents, Letterkenny), Andrea Bang (Kim’s Convenience), Emmanuel Arceneaux (CFL football player), and more!
Everyone has had difficulty adapting to isolation during COVID-19 and it’s been particularly difficult for kids. Stories of Kindness gives children a positive outlet to be creative and kind while embracing traditions of oral storytelling.
This series was created and produced in BC with several units across Canada with strict COVID-19 protocols in place. This made planning, booking guests, and filming the show a rewarding challenge for the team. Choosing to film virtually as much as possible, all of the guests and co-hosts were filmed through Zoom interviews.
Stories of Kindness is produced/directed by Harrison Houde. Harrison won a Canadian Screen Award for Finding Stuff Out and played Bowie on YTV & Netflix Original series Some Assembly Required. Houde is represented by Mary Falcon at PLAY Management and Joe Fowler at Allagash Entertainment.
We gratefully acknowledge the funding provided for this project by the Vancouver Foundation.