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Directed by Christine Papalexis, Amaterasu explores an ancient Japanese tale using found object marionettes. This is a truly unique film from Papalexis, a veteran of puppetry on screen with credits including Team America: World Police, Alien Resurrection, and Timmy the Tooth.
This title is currently available on AMAZON PRIME VIDEO and in select special HPD collections.
A young Puerto Rican girl, Marabeli, visits her grandmother, Abuela Yaya, after Hurricane Maria. Marabeli expresses her fears of survival while Abuela Yaya conforts and reminds her of their resilliant ancestors and challenging history. The film is directed by Alba E. Garcia-Rivas (Space/Time Reflections, Dangerously Ever After), Dak Toka Taino reminds us of the importance of heritage, generational knowledge, and indigenous voices at a time where such things are oft forgotten.
Dak Toka Taino (Yo Soy Taino) (I Am Taino) is currently available to stream on HBO MAX and can be requested for select special HPD collections.
Directed by Jamie Shannon, Rasputin puts a humorist twist on a historical tragedy. This film features unique rod puppets designed by Shannon, who is known for shows like Mr Meaty on Nickelodeon, Grogs on YTV, and the popular Canadian children's show Nanalan.
This title is currently available on AMAZON PRIME VIDEO and can be requested for select special HPD collections.
Director Jonathan Langager directs this truly cosmic marionette love story, bringing old school puppetry to modern sci-fi storytelling. The film features the faces of Josh Fadem (Better Call Saul, Twin Peaks) and Caitlin McGee (Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet, Bluff City Law), and marionette performances from Christine Papalexis (Team America: Team Police, the muppets ) and Phillip Huber (Oz the Great and Powerful, Being John Malkovich).
Cosmic Fling is currently available through OMELETO on YouTube, and can be requested for select special HPD collections.
Directed by Pam Severns (Stan Against Evil, The Comedy Show Show, Hand of God), this adaptation and expansion of the popular short stage production, Bunny Love follows the crazy antics of Murray the bunny after he falls for the lonely Mabel in this send-up to classic silent comedies.
Bunny Love is currently available to stream on AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, and can be requested for special HPD collections.
In our first HPD documentary, we spotlight puppetry artist and upcoming HPD filmmaker Rob D'arc in this short directed by Alex U. Griffin (Boo, Yamasong: March of the Hollows) and Sam Koji Hale (Alien X-Mas, Yamasong: March of the Hollows).
It's Great to Be Alive: The Rob D'arcumentary can currently be requested for special HPD collections only.
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