Tony Giordano, Jason Murphy & Scott Shoemaker
15 min (2005)
retelling of the story of Jonathan Harker was fashioned as homage
to German Expressionist silent films. It recreates the mood and
feel of these films by using expressionless puppets and exuding
their emotions with camera work, lighting, music, and skillful
Tony, a performer/writer,
Jason, a photographer/cinematographer, and Scott, an accomplished
artist and puppet builder all reside in Orlando, Florida. By taking
these strengths and putting them together, the trio has been able
to form a strong team that can accomplish something that they
all have in common... the need to entertain.
BOX OF CLOVERS
rod-manipulated puppets, this simple story takes place in the
interior world of an old woman after her death, and follows her
granddaughter's journey to understanding her unfulfilled dreams.
Anderson has made three short films with puppets that have played
at over 75 festivals worldwide to critical acclaim. She received
her Rockefeller Media Artist Grant in 2004 to develop her first
feature with puppets an adaptation of Czechoslovakian novella
about a book crusher.
teenagers leave a party drunk, for a frightening drive home. A
visual collage of hand and shadow puppetry mixed with flesh and
Hoku Uchiyama is a
graduate of the Art Center College of Design. He's directed eight
short films, two documentaries and two commercials, collectively
winning over nine film festival awards world wide, including 2nd
place at the Cannes Young Directors Awards for "Prelude #2".
Shot in reverse at
double speed, the characters were puppeteered upside down. The
entire piece was filmed underwater, then the physical puppets
were composed into the digital environment. Inspired by the paintings
of Beksinski and the music of Moby.
founded Edge FX, Inc. in 1986, bringing it to the forefront of
the prosthetic and animatronic effects industry. Johnson's effects
can be seen in "THE CAT IN THE HAT", "SCOOBY TOO"
and "SPIDERMAN 2."
AMAZING, MYSTERIOUS & TRUE STORY OF MARY ANNING & HER
When most children
were afriad of monsters Mary sought them put. She had an eye for
the unexplainable and in the end her discoveries would change
more than she bargained for.
Laura Heit received
her MA from Royal College of Art in London. She has recently completed
a new animated film "Look for Me" commissioned by Channel
4 Television London. She has worked with Redmoon Theater (chicago),
En Fuego (Chicago), and was seen in puppet festivals performing
her one woman piece "The Match Box Shows"
JAMBOREE WITH MYSTERIOUS MOSE
Directed by Seamus Walsh & Mark Caballero
4 minutes (1999)
by an old record by Harry Reser and his Radio All-Star Novelty
Orchestra. Three techniques were used in this film including,
live action puppetry, silhouette animation and stop motion animation.
Seamus Walsh &
Mark Caballero have been working together since 1995 with Chris
Finnegan. They formed the company, Screen Novelties. Their unique
approach combines the whimsy of classic cartoons with the texture
and dimensionality of puppet animation. Currently they are directing
the animation for Cartoon Network's "Robot Chicken".