Monday, December 5, 2011

A Series of Puppet Re-Enactments

Would you feel more comfortable sharing one of your most embarrassing experiences on screen if the episode was dramatized by means of a puppet, or puppets, mouthing your recorded words?

That's the simple but effective gimmick of Felt Up!, Albertan writer-director Simon Glassman's series of shorts screening Monday December 5th at Edmonton's Metro Cinema. The tagline - “Real Stories. Real People. Real Puppets” - says it all, as does sampling any one of the short story vignettes. In this one, a young man struggles with the mysterious, scatological vandalism of his parked pick-up truck:


It's an ongoing project for Glassman, who graduated from Grant MacEwen University with a design degree and currently makes a living as a street caricaturist for hire. Felt Up! was a recent first place-tie winner at local screening series “Metro Shorts,” and certainly reminds how a little ingenuity in the short film world can go a long way.

[Felt Up!]

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