The author



The True Snow White is a novel by Harald Walter Azmann, based on the classic tale as published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and the original screenplay by Harald Walter Azmann, Conny Hart, and Hartmut Zingel.



Harald Walter Azmann, born on March 13, 1960 in Klagenfurt, Austria lives with his family near the mountains, lakes and forests of their beautiful land.

Growing up, like many of the baby boomers, with cartoon pioneer Walt Disney’s children- and family entertainment, and a 1978 graduate of Orem High School, Utah he continued to Brigham Young University to study television- and film production.

That summer, he was invited to visit Los Angeles where he first saw Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in a high tech movie theatre near Disneyland. It was there and then that his first ideas concerning The True Snow White were conceived.

Other filmmakers to leave a lasting impression in years to follow were Steven Spielberg, particularly with his 1982 box office hit E.T., surpassing Star Wars to become the most financially successful film released to that point, as well as Jim Henson and his ingenious Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

After returning to Europe, he became one of the General Managers of   a multi-million dollar German/Czechoslovak joint venture with Barrandov Film Studios, Prague in 1987, funded by German investors and high profile KPMG, one of the “Big Four” auditors, supervising all financial operations.

This allowed him not only to get in touch and work with some of his favorite TV and movie heroes from his childhood, but also to continue defining his vision of bringing timeless, high quality fairy tale productions to the movies.

In 1991, veteran German cinematographer and screenwriter Hartmut Zingel was hired to collaborate on The True Snow White first draft, contributing much of the beauty and regal atmosphere of the opening scenes up to Snow White’s encounter with the Seven Dwarves.

And thanks to Conny Hart, co-contributor of the early stages of the script, the transcendent and deeply emotional dream sequences and dialogues between Snow White and her deceased mother were added in their initial form.

All of which enjoyed Hollywood development executive Christopher Vogler’s extraordinary appreciation in his 1995 story analysis:

“Thank you for the opportunity to review your screenplay for ‘Snow White’. As someone who has evaluated many adaptations of fairy tales, I can say that this one comes closest to the spirit of the original tale and to the feeling of fairy tales in general.

You have also expanded on the tale, as is necessary in making a film adaptation, by exploring the character development of Snow White. The Dwarves have a more elaborate function as mentors and teachers for her, giving her wisdom and guidance. This gives your version a unique dimension and some strong themes to support the well-known tale.

The opening scenes do a great job of establishing the good Queen and the atmosphere of the court. The Music Box is a lovely touch that makes the influence of the dead Queen tangible and emotional. The scene between father and daughter is also very moving.

The Stepmother youthening herself in the bath is very eerie and effective. There’s something charming (and also horrifying) about the motherly way the disguised Stepmother combs Snow White’s hair. The final images are terrific – the fireworks, the starry sky, and the fully blossomed rose. They give exactly the right feeling.

Part of the pleasure of adapting fairy tales is getting the chance to give logical answers to the questions raised by the original tale. Here you’ve really done a beautiful job with symbols and scenes that fill in the blanks intelligently. The use of these devices fleshes out the scant details in the original story in a thoughtful, emotionally effective, and highly visual way.

You and I have come to the same conclusions about some of the inner meanings of the tales. One is that the spirit of the dead mother often hovers invisibly over these stories. You have captured this in a great scene with the Queen’s spirit visiting Snow White, a transcendent moment. The Queen’s words could serve as the theme of the piece: ‘To pass through fear is the only way to find yourself.’

This is an exciting project with great potential to bring new depth to the beloved story of Snow White. The Dwarves are charming and clever teachers for Snow White in her spiritual and emotional quest. The combination of contemporary ideas and loyalty to the original spirit should prove attractive to audiences all over the world, and I know you will bring the best production values to the work.

Good luck with this project – it has the potential to become a classic that rediscovers for a new world audience the magic of the original tale.”

(Excerpts from the script analysis by Christopher Vogler, consultant of Disney productions like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, regarded an expert in the field of mythology and fantasy)




However, the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution in 1989 and the subsequent abolishment of all of the iron curtain in 1991 both fundamentally changed German investment strategies and Barrandov Film Studio’s repositioning in the free market.

Harald Walter Azmann continued as freelance producer for German children’s television. Hartmut Zingel also moved on to other projects. And Conny Hart visited the Canary Island of La Gomera, where she fell in love with and married retired English folk singer Tim Hart, best known as a founding member of electric folk band Steeleye Span.

Thus, the completion and eventual novelization of their original screenplay, but most of all the exploration of the Seven Dwarves’ astounding characters and Snow White’s time with them, remained with Harald Walter Azmann for years to come, until they were ready to proceed into the world.



Three of the first 100 comments:





Camellia, London: Fairytales are universal. The ancient art of storytelling has been around since the beginning of time, and the messages of these legends are still as relevant as they have ever been. It would be great to have more films where good triumphs over evil in our world today. And while I enjoy cartoon fairytales, I feel their basic values are forgotten when they are shown this way. The True Snow White brings the original story of the Brothers Grimm back to life again. And it’s like real storytelling on the big screen!  ●  Rena, New York: I am fascinated by how The True Snow White has opened itself up to a worldwide audience for feedback and suggestions, which creates a truly global vision for the classic story, and will ensure the project’s universal relevance and appeal. Snow White has already proven to be a much loved, timeless tale. But The True Snow White takes it a step further, and the honest human portrayal of all its characters whilst keeping the elegance of a genuine fairy tale is really inspiring. A true gem!  ●  Elisa, New York: What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is how the original story has been expanded. It’s no longer seen through the naive eyes of Disney characters whistling while going off to work and baking apple pie. Rather, Snow White is transposed into a real world, where fantasy is still a main component of the story, but the line between the historic world it takes place in and its fairytale aspects is blurred. The audience will be able to relate much more to this new version, seeing genuine emotions played out in front of them, like hatred and love, in a tangible way that will draw them in. No cartoons, just the story of a young girl’s coming of age in a world different from our own, but one we can step into. And that’s why I am so passionate about the work this project represents, and would love to be a part of it.

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100 Responses to “The author”

  1. Miranda Says:

    I have long been a fan of the Snow White story. Not because of Snow White though. And no, not even because of that charming prince or those frumpy little midgets. My favorite part of Snow White has always been the Wicked Queen, who in my opinion was the most misunderstood and highly underrated character in the story.

  2. Nikolas Says:

    What fascinates me the most about The True Snow White is telling a creative, gritty, truthful, complex story that avoids simplifying or dumbing down archetypes.

  3. Elif Says:

    Cultures and societies depend on their stories to instill a sense of imagination in each generation. I am of the generation in which Disney has had a major hand, and it would be exciting to revamp those old notions of Snow White and create a new take on it. It’s always deeper with a second look, and now seems like the perfect time to do it.

  4. Sarah-Doe Says:

    The retelling of classic, often sexist fairy tales is I think one of the most important projects modern culture faces. I would like to do anything I can to put young women back on a path of self-determination and empowerment.

  5. Annie Says:

    I love fairy tales, and the joy they bring to children and adults. We can all relate to Snow White being lonely, and finding friends in strange places and building a home for herself.

    But what I enjoy the most is the way the author paints the picture for his listeners. Children are so bright nowadays, and are capable of understanding a much deeper and more honest story of Snow White.

  6. Kristina Says:

    It’s a fairy tale, the most fascinating type of story telling! There is magic and wonder, beauty, castles, counts… Our minds travel back to childhood, awakening forgotten fears, curiosities, dreams and desires.

    The True Snow White captivates you from the very first sentence. It’s a journey into a different time and place, to a world of joy saturated in sadness, of power, beauty and obsession. It lures your mind into the story, and there is no way out until the end.

  7. Leslie Says:

    I think your approach and desire for feedback and interactivity is wonderful!

  8. Richard Says:

    This seems to be a really ambitious project which I hope will result in a very un-Disney-like version of the classic story. Like most fairy tales and myths, it involves not only romance and magic and happy endings, but also the sorrow, brutality and painful sacrifices we face when we pursue our dreams.

  9. Bethany Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is how no matter what shape, size, or animal, everyone is accepted as long as they have a good heart.

  10. Adam Says:

    The True Snow White seems to be a combination of all the elements of many different arts combined into one project.

  11. Alice Says:

    Fairy tales are an awesome part of being a child. Doing a live action turns all the things you imagined into something real – adding a new level of magic both for audiences, and for the people making it who loved the stories years ago.

  12. Klemen Says:

    I’m aware that I am still an unknown actor. But the very story tells us that the world isn’t always so calculating and by the book.

    It’s wonderful to have a channel like this for anyone to contribute. In a sense, the fairy tale started in people’s hearts and imaginations ages ago, and in this way you are allowing them to continue to contribute to this timeless story.

    At first, I thought this was “just another big movie”. But then I realized that Snow White is so firmly embedded in our lives and childhood memories, that the responsibility of turning it into a unique, magical film par excellence is crucial.

    It must be sufficiently believable for today’s demanding audiences concerning special effects etc., preserve the magical qualities that surround the text, and be visually stunning. It’s a huge challenge, and that’s exactly why I think it’s so exciting.

  13. Adrieanne Says:

    In life it’s hard sometimes to see the best in people, and easy to get lost in all the hype and drama. It’s always been my dream to play Snow White. And I am just excited that someone is actually taking the time to make every little girls’ dream come true, and make Snow White real and tangible, for her to be no longer two-dimensional.

  14. Jordyn Says:

    Fairy tale characters are extremely influential, and Snow White’s story is so beautiful! I have always loved it and what it represents: innocence, acceptance, true friendship. And of course, good triumphing over evil.

    I think that many of these qualities have died out in recent generations, and The True Snow White might just be the perfect way to re-establish them in the young people who will soon inherit responsibility for the world.

  15. Joe Says:

    This project sounds great. I believe Shakespearian stories and timeless fairy tales like this are a hundred times more meaningful and worthwhile when you take them off the shelf and look at the characters as people and not as old, faded, imagined ghosts.

    Give your heroes some serious flaws, make your lovers desire sex, too, make your villains human, and the story becomes real and can tap into an audience with much greater power than if you just paint in bold, happy fairy tale strokes.

    That’s always been my philosophy, and that seems to be what you are going for.

  16. Aly Says:

    The variety of characters in The True Snow White and the great range of emotions that can be shown by each character are truly amazing. I think that everyone can relate to this story and get something out of it.

  17. Patrick Says:

    I find it fascinating when history and myth intertwine. I like to understand why and how the story changes and evolves from culture to culture over time. Each generation has its own take on the story: from the Brothers Grimm to Alexander Pushkin, Walt Disney, and now you!

  18. Kat Says:

    I am always amazed at how much good writing there is out there, and how wonderfully available it all is thanks to the internet. People can say what they want about the digital age isolating us, I think blogs like yours bring us all together.

  19. Heather Says:

    I love original fairy tales. They have wonderful and important messages, and Disney usually sanitizes these precious stories in a way that either softens or nearly erases the original intent.

  20. Chelsea Says:

    I was referred to your website by a theatre and fine arts major, and before I say anything further, I would like to tell you how lovely The True Snow White seems to be. I am absolutely positive millions across nations will be touched and moved by such depth and emotion as I have already been, merely being exposed to the thought of it.

  21. Michelle Says:

    The True Snow White is focused on reality and truth. The pure fairy tale of old takes on a new light as the human condition takes hold. The first few chapters are fascinating to read. It is what all of us want to know: that what I go through in life, my struggles, my joys, my pain – that someone else endures them as well, and sometimes even in the same way. I am very excited to see this story translated to film.

  22. Fairlith Says:

    The True Snow White’s whole website and concept really fascinates me. I love the depth the story has been examined with, and it would be a really beautiful thing to be a part of and to watch expand.

  23. Jenny Says:

    I love the way The True Snow White is told with a fresh look at the story we all know, and feel I could contribute a lot to the passion of this project. Storytelling is an essential part of our existence, and it’s so interesting how fairy tales have such an affect on us.

    We know them and heard them so many times, but for some reason continue to need them. And every time we hear or see them again, we still feel it: we get excited, and just like Snow White, run away and escape to another land and time.

    We have become desensitized to so many things, but not this. These timeless tales of truth and magic will never grow old. For they live somewhere deep inside us, in our subconscious, or perhaps our heart.

  24. Adam Says:

    Most fairy tales incorporate universal themes that are common to the epic storytelling traditions existing simultaneously in many cultures, which exemplifies how similar our human consciousness really is.

    The opportunity to be involved in such a project and embody one of the archetypes is a way to not only connect with one’s own consciousness, but with the universal consciousness – which makes the story as relevant today as when it was first written.

    And it is thrilling to be able to participate in The True Snow White, as each version or update of a well known fairy tale can be seen as a milestone of our evolution . . .

  25. Ali Says:

    I am most fascinated by the idea that a kind and gentle spirit can triumph over a malicious and powerful opponent.

  26. Hallie Says:

    The True Snow White sounds like a wonderful project, especially because I think it is accessible to children and adults alike. And while we don’t always get along perfectly with our parents, it is comforting that most of us don’t have it as bad as Snow White and her stepmother!

    I love the magic of your version, which is magical without the Disney frou-frou stuff. I also appreciate that you are looking to open doors to new artists instead of going straight for the bigger names. There is a lot of talent waiting to be discovered . . . And you give us all hope, just like The True Snow White!

  27. Daniel Says:

    I enjoy the fact that The True Snow White follows the original story, but still has its own unique characteristics.

  28. Hal Says:

    I am most fascinated by the wide range of characters in The True Snow White, and the bringing back of a true classic.

  29. Karina Says:

    I am most fascinated by the fact that The True Snow White will live on and continue to be a part of families everywhere.

  30. Sherry Says:

    I think The True Snow White will be a different, darker, and more realistic version of the story nobody has ever seen before. And I think people will be impressed.

  31. Jenny Says:

    I am in love with this story. It is timeless. It affects me now the same way it did when I was five.

  32. Katherine Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is the prospect of bringing the story of its characters to life, who are struggling with real issues: death, love, growing older, growing up, finding your place in the world, and finally discovering the truth about yourself and those around you.

    What a great story! There is so much to be learned about ourselves in a project like this, and I would love to be a part of that. And in turn, what we learn we can share, forward it, and watch it grow and blossom into something eternal we can leave behind and make the world a better place.

  33. William Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is the chance that some of the lessons behind its story may actually reach public consciousness, and effect a positive change in public attitude.

  34. Monica Says:

    I am most fascinated by the fact that you could be in the most awful place ever, such as eating a poisoned apple, and something good can come out of it, such as being kissed by a prince in the end.

  35. Rivkah Says:

    The True Snow White is based on a beautiful story known all over the world. And Disney shouldn’t be the only one who gets to present this lovely fairy tale!

  36. Jessica Says:

    I enjoy how The True Snow White is so ongoing, and gets everyone’s opinions. And I am looking forward to how it turns out.

  37. Anna Says:

    The one thing I find most fascinating about The True Snow White is the amount of popular opinion its creators are actually taking into consideration.

  38. Alyssa Says:

    The fact that life doesn’t always end happily ever after really appeals to me. I also like it when people show a creative side and change the things we thought we knew so well, such as Ever After put a spin on the traditional story of Cinderella, reaching out to a much greater audience. And I believe The True Snow White is going to do the same.

  39. G.P. Says:

    The original story of Snow White is beautiful to begin with, taking you to another time, yet providing a message for the here and now. But as I looked at The True Snow White’s website and some of the previews there, it again made me feel as if I were in another time, when it seemed more believeable that all things are possible . . .

    When I think of the true Snow White, I believe in her. Her open and accepting way of letting everything and everyone around her feel they belong. Her initiative and can do attitude. And her deep motivation to care and be part of the lives of others.

    The True Snow White returns my realization that purity in sense of purpose, sincerity of thought and kindness are great qualities, not weaknesses. To be part of a project like that would be an opportunity to communicate to others to live with an eye on caution, but in a positive world where ideals mean something. And to realize your part in that world.

  40. Colleen Says:

    Bringing formerly Disney animated characters to life and giving them a personality and background makes The True Snow White have much more meaning. It’s like you are finally seeing the beginning and end of the story to make it complete.

  41. Roger Says:

    No doubt about it, what fascinates me most about The True Snow White is the way you are presenting it. It’s like a lead and hook, and you have perked my intellectual side.

  42. Kasey Says:

    The True Snow White captures both the innocence of human nature and its cruelty. It is sheer and thrilling! This new version of the original fairy tale is lovely, full of vivid details and simple issues of humanity, yet trapped in coldhearted truth.

    I value it for its simplicity, art, and elegant music, and its perfect balance of human nature and imagination. Its characters ring true in the people we see every day: the beautiful girl, the jealous and bitter older woman, not to mention the Seven Dwarves and all of their funny little mannerisms and personalities.

    It was Walt Disney who first made me appreciate Snow White. His illustration was the strongest, while connecting it with a very honest story. And to me its message is that their is always some darkness to be found within the light, just as there is always light to be found in darkness.

  43. Joe Says:

    The True Snow White makes you wonder what if these people really did exist? The stories came from somewhere, didn’t they?

  44. Kimberly Says:

    The True Snow White has been brought to life and will be loved throughout the years. It’s the story line we love so much and never forgot, containing everything that’s part of life: love, hate, drama, happiness, and most of all good and evil. It’s a fairy tale that helps us believe in goodness and love. Where love always wins. And that is what we want.

  45. Cecilia Says:

    The fact that a short story from the Brothers Grimm grew into an even more enchanting and thrilling book about Snow White and her Stepmother is exciting. The True Snow White sounds like a wonderful adventure, and I would most definitely love to see how it turns out.

  46. Krista Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is the level of commitment you are seeking from outside audiences. This will feel like such a participatory project, something that you don’t often find in Hollywood. And people will feel as though their thumbprint is in this movie.

  47. Jason Says:

    This would be a fun and challenging project to collaborate on. What  intrigues me the most about The True Snow White is the multidimensionality of its characters.

    Children have the ability to understand some complexity, just like adults. And this story allows for their minds to be put to the test and grow. It will be fascinating to see how children and families take to this new interpretation of the classic tale.

  48. Eve Says:

    I always loved the Snow White story. It’s gothic, she is pale, the kiss . . . And I actually love Snow White’s stepmother. She is the best character and the most real. She is terrified of being replaced by a younger model, and actually believes that all her power and authority depend on her appearance and ability to control men with it. Sad but so relatable. And so often true for women in contemporary society.

  49. Vida Says:

    I love this story, it is one of the classics. And The True Snow White reinforces that we go through life being different people. It’s a great story to come through to film.

  50. Frances Says:

    I love The True Snow White. Its drama is a real phenomenon, as in the lives of some stepchildren and daughters in law . . . But love always overcomes evil. Ha ha! Just like in the story of Joseph in the bible. The evil is all turned around in the end.

  51. Abril Says:

    I love that The True Snow White gives you a romantic but adventurous feel. The story is awesome, and I know the actual film will be great. It seems to me that it will have beautiful sceneries and look very artistic.

  52. Thiam Shing Says:

    I am most fascinated about The True Snow White’s setting, the selection of actors, the whole thing.

  53. Francesca Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is that the casting directors are taking their time to ensure picking the best actors and actresses for each part in this movie.

  54. Cindy Says:

    The True Snow White is an amazing, fabulous production in the works. Simply fabulous.

  55. Cody Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is how detailed you guys are. I have never heard about or seen a production analyse a project so deeply. You keep up the good work.

  56. Ghloe Says:

    The True Snow White is an exciting project. It will be enchanting for everyone, it’s ageless. And I also appreciate that the public and moviegoers can get involved in what they want this film to be. What a concept!!

  57. Lauren Says:

    I am fascinated by The True Snow White, and how there is always hope no matter how gloomy the situation at hand may be, if you can just believe and have faith that good will rise over evil. And I really like the fact that you are getting the public involved.

  58. Matthew Says:

    I really like the idea of creating a more authentic version of the widespread fairy tales we currently know. It is all too common for these tales to be altered to be able to market them to a bigger audience. But the motives and events in actual fairy tales are often deeper and much darker than their Disney counterparts, which is essential for them to continue being the human parables they are.

  59. Bret Says:

    The simplicity, humanity, and vigor of a story such as The True Snow White makes it forever capable of reaching people at their core. You will obviously fill this “fairy tale” with as much life as you possibly can, and I want to be a part of any project with that much passion behind it.

  60. Marc Says:

    I love The True Snow White’s dramatic arches and pacing, like the tender conversation between the King and Snow White on her bed suddenly culminating into an outburst between the King and the Stepmother, and the King dismissing her. The storyline is really tight and has a great flow.

  61. Aimee Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is how a  popular “fairy tale” can be completely rewritten in such an intriguing way.

  62. Hannah Says:

    The True Snow White is so intriguing and fascinating you just want to read more! It’s full of beauty and power.

  63. Thomas Says:

    I find The True Snow White well written. There seems to be a depth and truth, a believability in the storytelling. And it’s the TRUE part of the story that grabs me.

  64. Shemica Says:

    The True Snow White is a story everyone can relate to. It’s a story of loss, sadness, lonelyness, and trust and love. I am very excited about it, and would honor the chance of being involved in this production.

  65. Theresa Says:

    I am most taken with The True Snow White’s writing style. It touches on some deeply philosophical subjects, but in a childlike way. And sorry to appear sexist here, but for a male writer, it’s so sensitively written.

    I feel I would learn a lot from the concepts behind it if chosen to work on this film. And I am most intrigued by two characters: Snow White’s mother and her evil Stepmother.

    I love your telling of the good Queen’s dreams for Snow White, and what kind of girl she hopes her daughter will be. And the powerful Stepmother is a character we all encounter in our lives, too, and the kind of person we women hope never to become.

  66. Meredith Says:

    I want to participate in The True Snow White in any way I can. Acting is a passion of mine, and even being an extra would suit me just fine.

    I have always loved Snow White. What little girl wouldn’t, growing up in the fantasy world of Disney princesses? But the story that Harald Walter Azmann has written seems like a very refreshing and artistic take on this old tale of the Brothers Grimm. And it will be exciting to see how it unfolds on film.

  67. Christopher Says:

    I have played both types of roles in high rating TV programs in Australia, and would be perfect for the King or Dark Count.

    I am most intrigued by The True Snow White’s message that “it’s not our entire self that has to die, just some of our old attitudes, so we can truly live! And if we are wise and serious about the truth, we’ll change our minds until we are right.” Very deep and moving for me.

  68. Emily Says:

    I love The True Snow White’s take and interpretation of the story. It is really interesting to see how you have made such a well known story your own. It looks as though it will be a narratively and visually incredible piece.

  69. Siobhan Says:

    I am most fascinated by The True Snow White’s idea of taking something that is supposedly well-known, turning it around, pulling strings here and there, and changing the way it is seen completely.

  70. Jenniffer Says:

    The True Snow White will be an extraordinary movie, covering every detail every girl or boy will love to see and hear. And I am absolutely sure it’s going to make history!

  71. Shannon Says:

    I am intrigued by the Christianity that seems to be a natural part of The True Snow White, and the controversy that could easily arise. Being a believer, I would love to take part in it because it’s easy for me to act in something I can relate to. And the Hunter fascinates me. I am really taken by his character, and love that repentive moment when he lets Snow White go.

  72. Darci Says:

    The True Snow White is based on a beautiful story that has been and will be around for years and years, and encompasses every aspect of acting and entertainment.

  73. Camellia Says:

    Fairytales are universal. The ancient art of storytelling has been around since the beginning of time, and the messages of these legends are still as relevant as they have ever been.

    It would be great to have more films where good triumphs over evil in our world today. And while I enjoy cartoon fairytales, I feel their basic values are forgotten when they are shown this way.

    The True Snow White brings the original story of the Brothers Grimm back to life again. And it’s like real storytelling on the big screen!

  74. Sayda Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is that it allows everyone to participate in the upcoming film as far as viewpoints are concerned. Makes me feel considered. Thank you mucho!

  75. Robert Says:

    The freshness of its writing makes The True Snow White come alive in a way I was quite surprised with. As a writer and actor, I can’t wait to read the rest of the story.

  76. Nicole Says:

    The True Snow White follows an entirely different approach, pushing past the boundaries of previous versions. Rather than a simplified, black-and-white story, we are presented with a multi-tude of facets calling for careful consideration before we label any character as virtuous or not.

    An approach that will probably have the audience in an emotional wreck being able to relate to the numerous positive and negative aspects of each character, and struck by its emotional and dynamic realism. And I look forward to seeing what becomes of this promising project!

  77. Rena Says:

    I am fascinated by how The True Snow White has opened itself up to a worldwide audience for feedback and suggestions, which creates a truly global vision for this classic story, and will ensure the project’s universal relevance and appeal.

    Snow White has already proven to be a much loved, timeless tale. But The True Snow White takes it a step further, and the honest human portrayal of all its characters whilst keeping the elegance of a genuine fairy tale is really inspiring. A true gem!

  78. Melissa Says:

    The True Snow White shows a real sense of creativity, and new perspectives to young people on how fairy tales can be told and accepted.

  79. Elisa Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is how the original story has been expanded. It’s no longer seen through the naive eyes of Disney characters whistling while going off to work and baking apple pie.

    Rather, Snow White is transposed into a real world, where fantasy is still a main component of the story, but the line between the historic world it takes place in and its fairytale aspects is blurred.

    The audience will be able to relate much more to this new version, seeing genuine emotions played out in front of them, like hatred and love, in a tangible way that will draw them in.

    No cartoons, just the story of a young girl’s coming of age in a world different from our own, but one we can step into. And that’s why I am so passionate about the work this project represents, and would love to be a part of it.

  80. Israel Says:

    No one has ever done anything like this about the character of Snow White and all of her contemporaries, and I would love to be part of something as epic as The True Snow White.

  81. Jenny Says:

    I love to write, especially made up stories that apply so well to the reality in which we live, and have been told that I am very good at it. I am a hard worker, and any task you give me I will work at until I get it right.

    I strive to make the best of all situations and have fun with whatever I am doing. Otherwise, being a struggling actress would be silly. I love the work and the relationships you build while working on a project. I have always known I wanted to be an actress, and don’t see it changing anytime soon.

    I like The True Snow White’s inner outer beauty combination. Outward beauty is something that cannot be ignored and is very pleasing, though it fades. But what you have created yourself to be doesn’t. That message gives me hope. This project seems like it would be one of the best experiences ever, and however I can be involved would be amazing.

  82. Rachel Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is the realism you have brought to the classic story. It’s wonderful! And although I have only seen the preview, I can’t wait to read more.

    You have really built rich characters, and being any part of this project seems a dream. The writing paints the clearest picture in my mind. It’s whimsical, magical, suspenseful, and had me hooked.

    As one obsessed with fairy tales – I keep a Brothers Grimm on my bedside table – I was very impressed at what has been built. And if the direction is anything like the writing, it’s going to be an absolutely beautiful film!

  83. Rebecca Says:

    I have been in love with Snow White for as long as I can remember, and am so glad I stumbled across your website.

    This story, like many other fairytales, has stood the test of time, and it’s exciting how The True Snow White takes it into the 21st century – exploring more than any other version Snow White’s growth, her relationship with her stepmother, and the Stepmother herself as a real and conflicted character.

    Understanding the details of Snow White’s upbringing is essential for appreciating her good nature. The True Snow White is surely a future classic, a new ‘Brothers Grimm’ for generations to come. The interest in public feedback and a willingness to involve anyone who loves this project is really unusual, and you can tell just how much energy and passion are being invested.

  84. Harald Walter Azmann Says:

    To Rachel, Rebecca, and so many other of The True Snow White’s insightful contributors:

    The opposite of love isn’t hate but indifference. The opposite of the Latin word amor – which is another name for Cupid, the Roman god of love and Eros, his equivalent in Greek mythology, but also denoting love or literally being un-dead – is mort, dead.

    Thus, the opposite of dancing and progressing with whatever life imparts, and indeed the music of the universe, is refusal, stopping, and simply dropping out. But in order to be almost consumed by hate one has to be almost equally consumed by love. Hate is none other than the abused sister of love.

    All of which is nothing new, as even comparatively recent Christian tradition of almost 2,000 years ago refers to God wanting man to be either hot or cold. Both can be dealt with very well. But it is silence, non-communciation, and indifference that can, at least temporarily, halt even the divine creation dance in all who consider that to be an option – and that kills.

    Indeed, as Sigmund Freud already noted, choosing silence may well be the highest form of aggression. Or as expressed more bluntly by Sir Francis Bacon, “Silence is the virtue of fools.”

  85. Rachel Says:

    “Hate is none other than the abused sister of love.” I love that comparison and think it is extremely relevant when applied to Snow White’s stepmother. Over the years, stories have made her out to be bad and evil. But what we must ask ourselves is why? And what exactly has made the Stepmother so jealous? Especially if we aim for the truth of her character, and where it fits in with raw humanity?

    Perhaps if we approached the bitter people in our own everyday lives with that same question, the world would be a better place. After all, who has not felt anger? Who has not felt hurt? And in feeling these emotions, who has not at times been misunderstood? I see the Stepmother just the way The True Snow White presents her – as “abused”. She is utterly pained and desperate. Perhaps if we knew her background, if we had watched her childhood and what she had to go through, our anger might give way to pity, and fear turn into at least some degree of love.

    From the beginnings of time, and yes going back to Christianity, I believe that humans were made to coexist, to work together, and respect and love each other. Yet we have become more and more distracted, broken, and isolated from such oneness. A myriad of superficial forms of self-gratification – the Stepmother’s bizarre, frenetic hall of magic mirrors if you will – has taken over. Values such as endurance and sacrifice seem to be relics of the past. And once we turn a cold shoulder to those deepest of our human qualities, we lose hope and purpose, and love starts to fade.

    But The True Snow White remains yet another story of hope. And if anyone takes any message from it, it would have to be to persevere in the face of adversity. There are many things we may never be able to change or control, but what we can control is ourselves, our spirit, and how we confront our own demons and inner dragons. And if we choose love over vengeance and hate, we may be surprised at the way it rubs off.

  86. Grace Says:

    The True Snow White is fascinating because, although based on a legendary story written hundreds of years ago, it still has absolute relevance in our world today.

    It tells about a brilliant young girl simply trying to find her place in this often heartless world, and that the reassurance and courage she needed were found in the most unexpected of places . . . herself.

    It is often the best that are pushed down because those around them are afraid of developing and unfolding their own true selves, and of accepting them into their hearts and lives.

    And instead of being enjoyed and encouraged to shine, they are ridiculed and cast away, because they are living examples of the inadequacy of those still subject to the Stepmother and her evil reign. That is this project’s timeless underlying theme.

  87. Benjamin Says:

    The creativity of fairy tales is fascinating to us all. And to be able to use my acting craft in a story of The True Snow White’s caliber would be extremely gratifying.

  88. Denise Says:

    As the drama coach for the Summer Young Actor’s Workshops of Ferndale Repertory Theater I feel it is important to pass along the classics to the next generation so they are not lost. And it’s my hope that The True Snow White will encourage this generation, who has not been exposed to the great Brother’s Grimm, to discover the magic of storytelling all over again, and keep the fire burning.

  89. Hanna Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is that it will seem like an actual event that took place many years ago, with truth and history behind it.

  90. Danielle Says:

    What fascinates me most about The True Snow White is its richness and its message of inner beauty we all need to be reminded of. Especially in today’s entertainment industry, what’s truly worthwhile like integrity, kindness, and yes even God, seems to be constantly undermined and left uncultivated, while everything fleeting and of this world such as wealth and physical beauty is given extraordinary emphasis.

    The True Snow White is a testimony for the beauty of the soul and  the victory of moral goodness, and for that I love it. Lately, film and theatre are often creating characters with little moral backbone. And while I do appreciate that they portray a true part of human nature, I am also saddened that there aren’t any real and good role models in the media for us as to look up to today. Instead, it’s the worldly, superficial people, and lifestyles with little to no scruples, that are glorified.

    I also really admire your courage in making God an important reference in your story. It reiterates that we are only stewards of our gifts, hence we must maintain humility and glorify Him in all we do. And from what I’ve read in your Advance Preview, The True Snow White is very mindful of this. Rarely is there a project that passes me and grabs me in such a way that I am so excited and passionate about it. Thank you for making a film that stands for something and provides a light in our world.

  91. Joseph Says:

    I would love to play the Hunter. He lets his false desires cloud his better judgement. He is a desperate man, a lost soul, and I feel I could play this character.

    Thank you for inspiring me with this beautiful story. The passion that is put forth in this project is so attractive. The True Snow White is a deeply touching story, it will definitely touch the masses. And I can’t wait to start the journey.

  92. Wlada Says:

    I have always loved Snow White, and I believe The True Snow White satisfies in every way.

  93. Flavia Says:

    I believe that in each of us the romantic dreams of The True Snow White are forever alive. But the more we grow up the further we seem to be getting distanced from them. And it’s wonderful, even if be just by a film, to be reminded and encouraged to dream again.

  94. Amy Says:

    The True Snow White’s fresh adaptation of the timeless tale includes elements of the original story I was unaware of and sounds like an exciting project.

  95. Iveta Says:

    The True Snow White is such a beautiful story. It is going to be a new, great fairytale movie that will bring joy to everyone, and I am sure it will be a masterpiece!

  96. Cliona Says:

    The words that you write really do affect me, and especially what you said about “being yourself”! You have touched my heart in many ways since the beginning of The True Snow White project!

  97. Fiona Says:

    I would relish the opportunity to be a part of this. I have an enthusiastic personality and will dedicate everything to a given project. Most of all, I love the detail and specific language used in The True Snow White’s presentation of the story. And I think it is a wonderful project that is open to all who are entering the entertainment industry.

  98. Verity Says:

    I am most fascinated by how The True Snow White takes a much loved story and makes it even better, more magical, and a bit more current. The characters are deeper, the story livelier. It’s exciting!

  99. Leontine Says:

    Absolutely astonishing story.

  100. Bonnie Says:

    The True Snow White is a wonderful story for all ages. There is a lesson to be learned in every fairytale.

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