Jul 28, 2015
#TableManners picked up the gong for #BestGreenProduction at #GoingGreenFilmFestival LA, CA. The #puppets and #props were created from #recycledcardboard both lying around the director's studio and collected from the local grocery store. Ten trees were planted in Rebecca's name at the #TahoeNationalForest in recognition of her win. See the full film HERE.
Nov 9, 2014
Table Manners has recently become eligible for Bafta entry, having been selected to screen at the London Short Film Festival 2015. We are all really proud of the film and look forward to attending LSFF early next year. Next Saturday evening 15 Nov. It will be screening at Underwire festival as part of the Celluloid Sculptors screening programme. Come along, watch some great films and say hi!
Oct 7, 2014
I am so proud that Table Manners will be screening this October 25th and 26th in NYC as part of the Jim Henson Foundation/BAM Puppets on Film festival: an annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, special guests, and more.
The programme includes a special screening of films including
The Dark Crystal – This one-night-only event celebrates Jim Henson and Frank Oz's cult classic. With special guests Brian, Wendy, and Toby Froud & J.M. Lee in person.
Return of the Jedi – Though a showcase for state-of-the-art special effects, the third Star Wars film uses puppetry to bring to life two of its most iconic characters: the sagacious Yoda and the voluminous villain Jabba the Hutt. With special guests Kirk Thatcher and Wendy Froud in person.
I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story – This soul-stirring documentary delves into the life and art of Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who, for over 40 years, has been beloved by television audiences as Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. With Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker, and Caroll Spinney in person
What a great line up!
Aug 26, 2014
Last month I worked with production company Fred & Eric as illustrator on a 15 second cinema spot for retailer Centrepoint. The agency was Impact BBDO. Here are some of my favourite designs: