About this project
Guess its not going to happen might as well give up.
Pulling the Strings. What is it you ask. Well Pulling the Strings is a satirical puppet series inspired by British cult series Spitting Image. Like Spitting Image Pulling the Strings will make fun of our current politicians, sportsmen,musicians and actors. The difference being they will be puppets and this will be made for the web.
One of the big things needed for the show is of course the puppets. The builders of our creations will be Axtell Expressions. You may of heard of this company as it has made puppets for many places including America's got talent winner Terry Fator, Dreamworks, Disney and many more. The puppets will be made out of latex and will be live hand. They will also have features such as moving eyes and blinking resulting in the puppets costing $10,000 each (£5,900). Below is an example of one of Axtell's puppets
Also needed for the series would be caricaturists. There pieces would be used as reference images. So far we have contacted many caricaturists these include
Paul Baker a former Spitting Image caricaturist
Adrian Teal another well known British caricaturist
We have also contacted two other caricaturists who will be responding some including
And Russ Cook
I too will be a caricaturist on this project
Other things needed for the show would be cameras, dolly tracks, cameramen,writers,backdrop painters, studio leasing,puppeteers
and set builders. These people would help build sets like
And many others.
The main reason i started this is because i have no money to fund this on my own. I
Risks and challenges
There are many risks to this project including puppets not being ready or caricaturists declining the job and other things but hopefully this won't happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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