Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Modeselektor’s new single - ‘This’ featuring Thom Yorke

I was hired as marionettist for the filming of a promo video for Modeselektor's new single, 'This' featuring Thom Yorke. It was shot in a beautiful house in Brighton. 'Billy' co-starred alongside Sheryl Lee in the video, which was produced by FutureDeluxe & Fractured Films. No puppets were permanently damaged in the making of this video although Billy did suffer the indignity of being thrown across a room! He has made a complete recovery and is looking forward to better treatment in his live theatrical endeavours.
View the video on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/41740558

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

'We're Puppeteers!'

'We're Puppeteers!' is a short-form children’s TV series made for Nickelodeon Jr. in conjunction with The Little Angel Puppet Theatre. The series started airing in September of this year. The puppets were designed and made by Sue Dacre and the series was directed by David Wachs of LRG Media Ltd. I was involved in making the bodies of the three puppets.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Puppets in progress

Another Suspense festival show I was involved with was 'Spirit' (a show created and devised by Susan Beattie and Kate Middleton), performed this time round at the Rosemary Branch Theatre. Susan very kindly asked me to puppeteer alongside herself and Beatrice Pentney and also commissioned me to make two marionettes, a boy and his mother, for a scene in the show. Here are some 'work in progress' shots of the puppets.

Puppets onstage

Following its successful run in Richmond, 'The Money Game' was staged again as part of the Suspense London Puppetry Festival. Here are some photos of the puppets in action!

Baboon family

Angela with Tom Wrigley

Mother of boy with birds in his head

Hopi Indian dance

Credits: The puppet Tom Wrigley was carved by Gren Middleton. Hair, costumes and masks by Juliet Rogers. Commissioned by Movingstage Marionette Company.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The Money Game

Photograph courtesy of Movingstage Marionettes

'The Money Game' is Movingstage's new marionette spectacle for grown-ups, due to open on The Puppet Theatre Barge in July 2011: http://www.puppetbarge.com/TheGettingofWisdom.htm