With the loss of her eyesight 5 years ago, Aviva Krainess was inspired to start Mind Theater, a cinematic audio experience that’s setting the stage for a revolution in JEWISH ENTERTAINMENT.
Aviva Krainess seems like any other ordinary 12 year old. She goes to school, plays with friends and helps out around the house. However, once you get to know her, you find out that with Aviva life is anything but ordinary. After all, how many young girls have started an organization and created a new genre of entertainment?
When Aviva was 6 years old she was diagnosed with Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body’s tissues. After being plagued by multiple strokes, paralysis, severe arthritis and chronic pain, Aviva became virtually blind from one of the many medicines that she takes for her illness.
Losing the ability to see can leave a person feeling depressed and unable to ‘look’ at the bright side of life. But not Aviva. As Aviva so wonderfully puts it, “Why be sad when you can be happy?” With this positive attitude, it is not surprising that when Aviva lost her sight she began dreaming of once again enjoying great stories but in a whole different way. The result – Aviva and her father started Aviva Productions and created Mind Theater.
Mind Theater is an explosive and dynamic audio-based production for children that engages the listener with a palette of sound effects, musical scores and talented voice actors. It is more than a children’s audio story. It is like watching a Hollywood movie but where you create the pictures in your own mind. Mind Theater stories are created to appeal to Jewish children across the spectrum and convey an important life message like, happiness, kindness, forgiveness, appreciation of all the blessings in our lives, appreciation of others, trying our best and loving others – to name a few. Mind Theatre was conceived and produced in conjunction with Mercava Studios which provided Aviva Productions with creative tools, a film and sound studio, and access to a global talent network.
Aviva has started a crowdfunding campaign asking people to help her finish producing the first Mind Theater production and share it with thousands of visually impaired children for just $5 per child. For more information go to http://www.themercava.com/projects/mindtheater
Check out this video of Aviva’s inspiring story: