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The first all hand-puppet movie in 30 years needs your help.  Practical effects, zombies, monsters, and tons of gore -It's 90% done!
You can still back Frank & Zed. Visit our Backerkit Store where you can pre-order great rewards
You can still back Frank & Zed. Visit our Backerkit Store where you can pre-order great rewards
222 backers pledged $21,841 to help bring this project to life.

Cast & Crew Screening Next Week! You're invited

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Hello Again,

We are one short week away from our cast screening. All of you lovely people are invited to attend.

Help us fill these seats!
Help us fill these seats!

Cast & Crew Roughcut Screening: 

  • April 19th, 7:00
  • Portland, Oregon. 
  • Tickets are Free to all Kickstarter Backers. 

Please email: puppetcorefilms@gmail.com for details.

I can't make it to Portland; I live in the Netherlands for F#cks sake! Is it done? When do we get our Blu-Rays?!

You have every right to ask and the short answer is: I don't know...but, we're getting close. I committed to the screening next week in part to help push the film faster. It's worked really well and we have made tremendous progress in the last months. 

Frank's Heart Mech - A new insert shot
Frank's Heart Mech - A new insert shot
Land Lord backer Sci-Fi-Sci-Earth's Decrepit Windmill!
Land Lord backer Sci-Fi-Sci-Earth's Decrepit Windmill!
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What's left?

Still to do is the original score, visual effects, and lots and lots of sound. Everything continues to go really well but really slow. Thank you for being so patient. I'm very excited that those of you that make it next week will get a look at everything we've done.

More good stuff to come!

Jesse

Surprise Screening Of Frank & Zed Roughcut, April 19th. You're Invited!

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More Miniatures

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Hey Gang!

A few nights ago, I was hard at work on the Miniatures for Murder Village alongside Jason Ropp and Erin DeBray and I realized that this was an evening I had been looking forward to for four years! 

 It has been super-fun bringing this little town of blood to life. 

The Krampus Temple arises in the background!
The Krampus Temple arises in the background!

We've also added more layers of detail to the Moroi's (formerly Dark Maker) castle including the gargoyle, mountains, and the beginings of the Feral Wood. 

...of purple mountains majesty...
...of purple mountains majesty...

 

Gargoyles!
Gargoyles!

Wanna get a gargoyle for yourself? There's still time, check out our work-in-progress Backerkit Store here. 

More big news soon!

Jesse & Team Puppetcore

The Moroi's castle rises and Enamel Pins arrive

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Hello there Friends,

A quick set of pics from Puppetcore Studios!

Jason starts roughing in the castle
Jason starts roughing in the castle

 And here it is with the first set of paint (still LOADS to do here).

Gargoyles are not yet in place!
Gargoyles are not yet in place!

 I've also been hard at work making a 'Charging Meter' for Frank. Here's a pic of my workstation. 

Note to self - No Steampunk!
Note to self - No Steampunk!

 

 And, last, our awesome Frank & Zed pins have arrived. Big thanks to George G. for making these happen. They look amazing.

More good stuff coming your way soon. Thanks for all your patience and support.

Jesse

Banging Away! Backerkit Store Online.

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Hello You Fine Fellows, 

I hope you are all settling in for a wonderful holiday break. We have been hard at work and I wanted to take a second and share some progress.

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Erin C. (pictured above) has puppeteered, fabricated, costumed, and loads more on Frank & Zed. However, the very first thing we ever talked about was the 'Drunk dangling by his flaming intestines' shot and we FINALLY STARTED IT!!!

Working on a project like this, you live for these kinds of moments. 

This guy will bear the likeness of one of you fine people!
This guy will bear the likeness of one of you fine people!

 

The Stage is Cleared - Castle set put away. 

The castle set is wrapped and we're starting to building some miniatures.
The castle set is wrapped and we're starting to building some miniatures.

 Lastly, making more gargoyles to populate our Dark Maker's Castle. 

 Backerkit Store is live: Score more Frank & Zed stuff now. 

Click here to check me out!
Click here to check me out!

We are also close to getting the Backer Kit store online. This is how we will manage all our pledges for the campaign which should make the experience much easier. You have the added advantage of being able to add items to your pledge.

Check it out here: Frank & Zed Backerkit Store

Jesse

Extra Bits: We are working through the music as well. Here's one of the instruments I'm thinking of using for Frank. 

Frank's instrument (invented by Benjamin FRANKlin, ha!)