PRESENTED AT OUR 2015 FESTIVAL
HMPD Family Collection
Sunday, March 15, 5:00 pm (40 min) All Ages
HMPD Vol VI
Wed, March 11, 7 pm (85 min) 14+
Curated by Heather Henson (USA), Handmade Puppet Dreams produces DIY puppet films focusing on real time puppetry performed specifically for the camera.
The youngest of Jim and Jane Henson’s five children, Heather curates and distributes the HMPD film series, produces the annual Orlando Puppet Festival, creates original environmental theatre spectacles and has a variety of on-screen appearances in major movies. She’s also involved in Puppet Slam, an online networking resource connecting puppeteers and venues.
‘Yamasong’ Dir. Sam K. Hale – “Nani, a patchwork girl, chases a falling star and meets Shojun, a tortoise fisherman and warrior. Together, they journey through his surreal, fantastic world to the star’s mountain resting place to discover its secrets. From turbulent oceans to mysterious nether spaces, Yamasong is a Japanese-style puppet experience placed in computer-generated worlds.
‘Junk Palace’ Dir. Lyon Hill – Using elaborate paper puppets, Junk Palace takes you into the world of real-life hoarders the Collyer brothers and imagines what life was like for these unique individuals.
‘Too Loud a Solitude’ Dir. Genevieve Anderson – Based on the beloved novella by Bohumil Hrabal, and containing all the magic still present in the twisted streets of Old Town Prague, Too Loud a Solitude spins a tale of passion, beauty, and high moral stakes in the midst of a crumbling civilization.
‘Graveyard Jamboree’ Dir. Seamus Walsh & Mark Caballero – Inspired 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.
‘All This Joy’ Dir. Jesse Garrison – This music video is an enthusiastic indie-folk tale about coming of age and living with spontaneity, courage, and hope. The creators incorporate elements such as puppetry, animation, and performance.