Puppetmongers greatly enjoy working on other people’s projects: Here is some of what we have done in film and video so far.
WE WERE THE PUPPETRY DEPARTMENT for the feature film Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Released for Christmas 2007, it was written and directed by Zack Helm, and starred Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman.
For this major project we:
- Were concept artists with the design and props departments.
- Made models and action props.
- Created, built and oversaw the construction of puppets and related set components.
- Manipulated puppets on set.
- Gathered together a team of 12 puppeteers, and orchestrated their availability and activity.
- See the trailer on YouTube: Magorium trailer
Rented out our studio for the filming of interviews for the Fraggle Rock second season DVD, and for other film projects
OTHER FILM PROJECTS
Created and performed the shadow puppetry images in Laura Taler’s dance film Death and the Maiden.
Manipulated Indonesian shadow theatre scenes for a History Channel special about the Bre X scandal, Turning Points of History Jungle Fever.
Made the music video Sweet with Paul Humphrey. See it on YouTube: Paul Humphrey “Sweet”
Designed, built and manipulated two 2-headed carp for Brenda Longfellow’s video Carpe Diem. See it on Vimeo: Carpe Diem – Oil sands opera
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