Sometimes the best stories are ones spanning more than a century.
A Vancouver senior and a high school student joined forces to tell a tale everyone can learn from.
101-year-old John Ellis and Lord Byng Secondary student Rosie Weir worked on the short film “Age is More” together.
Weir filmed, edited and produced the entire film herself.
In the four-minute piece, John shares some of the highlights of his life.
Rosie says the experience was more than learning about how to put together a film.
“I learned about life, and that it should be filled with love and laughter. John told me lots of lessons he’s learned as he’s grown up…”
Ellis couldn’t be more proud of the work they’ve done.
“I thought it was great fun, you can imagine that I’ve done a lot of great things in my life, a lot of interviews, done many different types of work all over the world, and this is as good an experience as I’ve ever had. And Rosie did a great job.”
Weir says she learned a few lessons.
“There’s much less of a divide between seniors and young people than one would think. It’s much easier to get along, to talk, and to relate.”
So what is John’s secret to making it to 101?
“Make sure that you don’t take yourself too seriously. But… take the work you’re doing very seriously. That’s important.”
The duo are celebrating the release of their collaboration this weekend, which can be watched below.