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And what could possess a someone (who was otherwise somewhat rational) to make feature-length existential puppet movies, when the world thinks of puppets as silly things to put in front of bored children?

I can’t put it any better than what Roman Paska wrote in 1992:

“I can think of many good aesthetic and poetic reasons why I work with puppets, but they can’t really explain what moved me to be a puppeteer…demon instinct tells me things my mind can never fathom; that, for instance, the puppet is more intent on being real than being symbolic…but deep inside, I know that puppet theater is as irrational and unnecessary as nature. Like a bird, a planet or a disease. And despite all efforts to feather a nest for puppet theater in contemporary society, it remains a fundamentally deviant, subversive, marginal art form. That may be the most strange and marvelous thing about it.”


Each Lumalin movie took about a year to complete and release. They’re all totally free to watch (except for Hell Leaks Laughter, which for a slew of reasons is only sold to willing buyers). Maybe someday all media will be “pay as you exit”. Not likely, I know, but taking your money up front is what lets them get away with [insert least liked movie here]. Imagine if you only paid for what you appreciated after you experienced it. There are tip jar links beneath the movie embeds, so you can watch them first, and then tip if they seem worth tipping. If you’re already wanting to donate, here’s a big puppety donation button…

Make a Donation via Paypal

And if you want your own HD copies of these movies at the highest audio/video quality, you’ll find links to buy and download the HD movie file on each page (not expensive).

So just settle back, perhaps sip/ingest your favorite movie relaxation enhancer (highly recommended), and turn down the lights. Headphones (or good speakers), if you can.

We also have an Email List, and/or subscribe to this YouTube channel, where the new trailers and other vids appear first.

And, last but not least, Lumalin on Facebook and Twitter.

Long live existential pup flicks! *cough*
-Tristan


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