By Crystal Wylie
Register News Writer
Amateur screenwriter Levi McCoy, 6, said the television adaption of his story “Soap Man” was better than he could imagine it.
“They really added some very funny parts to it,” the Kit Carson Elementary first-grader said in a Richmond Register interview Thursday.
Levi submitted his story to Green Screen Adventures, an educational television series that selects students’ writing and illustrations and brings them to life.
His story will air for the second time 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Me-TV on WLEX, Channel 18.2.
Since 2007, Green Screen Adventures has featured the work of more than 2,000 students in 350 episodes.
Levi’s story is the classic tale of good versus evil (or rather, clean versus dirty).
Soap Man, a shower-curtain caped superhero, comes to rescue a town from the messy antics of his archnemesis, Dr. Dirt.
“It’s conveniently waterproof,” Soap Man said of his cape.
The 9-minute video is set up like a television news broadcast. Levi’s favorite part was when the news reporter said, “This is Ken Tucky, reporting live from beautiful Brookesville...”
Minutes later, Dr. Dirt covers the town in grime, and it’s up to Soap Man to save the day.
“According to Levi, everyone wondered if he (Soap Man) also was a villain,” the reporter said.
But Soap Man declared, “Don’t worry citizens, I will save Brookesville!”
Levi likes what the show did with Dr. Dirt, who looks like “when you take all that stuff you find inside a vacuum cleaner and glue it together like a puppet,” he said.
Levi said he got the idea to submit his story to Green Screen Adventures because his sister Emma, 11, had two of her stories produced, “Socked” and “Pizza Pen.”
The video also can viewed online at http://greenscreenadventures.tv/?s=Soap+Man
Crystal Wylie can be reached at email@example.com or 623-1669, Ext. 6696.