"Joey Learns to Fly" is proof that
the folk talk is an alive and
continuing process. The story,
originally an improvised one told
to writer Errol Hess's young
children, is about a young boy,
Joey, who likes to imagine he is
flying as he runs down the steep
hills around his rural home.
Eventually he grows up and
believes that he just imagined
flying. However, one night in the
mountains while walking with his
little girl Annie, he recalls this
skill at an opportune moment.

  • Film by Ed Counts
  • Story by Errol Hess
  • Story told and music performed by Tommy Ray Bledsoe
  • 5 minutes/color/animated

Supported by The Kentucky Educational Telvision Fund for Independent Production

If you can't see the video above, download it.

Copyright 1992 Ed Counts, made available for personal use only. flying.png