I was the puppet maker for a new Esso advert for Singapore. With minds eye and Adam and Eve DDB.
The puppet was built by myself here in London. The eye blink mech was built by Adam Keenan. The puppet consist of foams, fabrics, fiberglass and latex. The body is fabricated and the head was sculpted and moulded then cast from the mould a latex and foam head. The arms and legs were to be operated via traditional rod methods. The head operated through the back of a car seat. The eye blink was cable controlled.
I then took the puppet to location in Bangkok and I both puppeteered and wrangled the puppet for the advert.
I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. Also I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. I have a performance background as both an actor and puppeteer. So when I develop characters and build puppets I always approach the project from the point of view of the performer. Due to this I strive to build characters that are engaging and believable, whilst making them a joy to perform. Allowing the puppeteer to get the maximum and most versatile performance out of them. I have worked in puppets and creature FX for a number of years; spanning TV, Film, theatre and online mediums. Please do take a look through my galleries: puppets, Illustration, sculpture, Design or you can look over my experience to see some of the clients and projects I have worked on over the years. if your interested in any of my work please don’t hesitate to contact me.