'SAMMY, WITHOUT STRINGS'

A 1920s-period short film following a sentient minstrel puppet who wishes to be free of his controlling strings.

Puppets

A total of four puppets had to be designed and made. They were a combination of marionette, animatronic, and rod-puppeteered.

The Stage

Puppet scale

The Stage Floor

Puppet scale

The Toolbox

Human scale

The Toolbox - special rigs

Puppet scale

Living Room

Human scale

Storyboards

Boards done in pencil, ink, and marker.