Howdy there. The one thing to explain, I suppose, is the occasional use of puppets, since these movies aren’t really quite puppet movies. You can probably guess some of it…being a little kid growing up on Henson in the 80’s, but then getting over-caffeinated and intellectually dissatisfied with the world in a lot of petulant twenty-something ways…(solitude and paperbacks and such). I suppose it fed the larger decision a filmmaker has to face: do you join the long, winding queue to make investor-friendly projects which end up resembling other movies, good or bad…or do you make the very peculiar movies that reside in your secret thoughts, no matter how much that puts you out to sea, floating away from Hollywood…
A puppeteer named Roman Paska answered all of that better than I can:
“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 might be the most strange and marvelous thing about it.” (1992)
So the puppets tend to appear in roles where a human wasn’t quite right (or available). Each movie took about a year to do. They’re a bit contemplative and surreal (and happily bitter) – I recommend a cocktail (or five) – or whatever gets you in the mood for such things. And even if you don’t end up buying any, no worries – the preview bits are enough to give you a good idea of what they’re like. Maybe all the preview bits back-to-back become a very weird movie on their own…? Sorry this site doesn’t have more news or update items, I just kind of slog away on something for a year and then release it withou any fanfare. I don’t really have the self-promotion gene…so yep, the long-game suffers. But if you’re reading this, somehow you wound up here. So howdy. (handshake)
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