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Pulling The Strings is a satirical puppet series inspired by cult series Spitting Image

Glasgow, UK Webseries
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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.

THE PUPPETS 

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

Shaq caricature puppet built by them
Shaq caricature puppet built by them

CARICATURES

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


Alistair Darling caricature by Paul Baker
Alistair Darling caricature by Paul Baker

Adrian Teal another well known British caricaturist 

Example of Adrian Teal's work: Wills and Kate
Example of Adrian Teal's work: Wills and Kate

 We have also contacted two other caricaturists who will be responding some including 

 And Russ Cook

Example of Cooks work
Example of Cooks work

 I too will be a caricaturist on this project

Example of my own work
Example of my own work

 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

Oval Office
Oval Office

 

House of Commons
House of Commons

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.

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    You will get a special newsletter regarding updates about the show through email

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    Your very own Pulling the Strings Shirt in your size and colour of your choice of course

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    You will get a mention on the program buy one of the puppets

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    You will get your very own caricature of yourself

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    You will be credited as a director of an episode of the series

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    You will receive a prop from the show. However this will not include one of the Puppets

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