Alex U. Griffin - Film Coordinator
Active in the puppet community, Alex is a Film Coordinator for Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams film series, Vice President of the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry, and President of Puppeteers of America, and member of the Puppetzilla Puppet Slam Committee. Writing about puppet films and other happenings, Alex is also a columnist for the Puppetry Journal, and contributes to the LA Guid of Puppetry's Puppet Life.
As a cinematographer and director, Alex has worked on a number of puppet projects big and small, often working both behind and in front of the camera. His specialty is films with practical effects and puppetry.
Alex has atteneded the O'Neill Theater Center's National Puppetry Conference for seven years, studying with Marty Robinson (Sesame Street), Tyler Bunch (The Muppets), Ronnie Burkett (The Daisy Theater) and many more. In 2014, he was invited to be an Emerging Artist at the conference, directing his own short table-top toy theater piece, "Northern Lights."
As a photographer, Alex has been behind-the-scenes and event photographer for many productions, events, and people. His photographs have been seen in Playbill, Puppet Life, The Iowa Source, The Puppetry Journal, and he has been an official photographer for the National Puppetry Festival for the past two years.
Alex cares deeply for the puppet community, the art and craft that it represents.