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Confession: most of these movies weren’t going to have puppets, but I could see that the production time of each one was going to be about a year…and keeping human actors attached for so long, across such a scattered schedule…it felt a bit impossible in advance. And their hair keeps growing (not entirely their fault).

But, then again, I have to admit…there’s something attractively, ineffably odd about using puppets for existential cinema. 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 of these flicks took about a year to write, shoot and edit. They’re all completely 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 specifically appreciated AFTER you experienced it. *sigh* We just have tip jars here, beneath each movie, so…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…

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But – if you want HD copies of these movies at the highest audio/video quality, you’ll find links to buy and download an 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.

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Long live existential pup flicks… *cough*
-Tristan


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