Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Take Magazine Article!

To get a better look at this picture/article CLICK HERE -And the magazine is out now!

The Take Magazine's most recent and unfortunately last issue featured a nice little piece about Elmwood Productions and myself!
It's bittersweet because it's the last issue of a magazine I really enjoy...  These things happen though, and I'm glad Elmwood got to be a part of it.
And yup, it's another piece on us that says we're in West Hartford, lol...  We're not.  Even though we do have history there.  

As happy as I am with the piece I'm sad that Ricky and Mike aren't mentioned.  
They were there assisting on the day of the photo shoot, and one of them is holding up the Wes puppet behind me.  

Ricky Passmore and Mike Finland deserve HUGE shout outs.  
Without the two of them by my side Elmwood Productions would not be where it is now.  
Since the days they both came in the door they have both given me and Elmwood an huge shot of adrenaline and talent.  
And the past five years would not have been nearly as successful and awesome without them. 
"HEAD", "The Risley Brothers", and "Animal Behavior" are all killer because of them working with me.   
Elmwood Productions is so much more than just my thing.  So much more.
So many people work hard and laugh harder to make these flicks and projects.
Thank you all for being a part of it!

And in case you don't know what Ricky and Mike look like...


Monday, January 22, 2018

A Demon Doggie!


This little guy has been floating around for years.  
I think he's from Thundercats, but I'm not totally sure.  
I can remember him in my yard as a kid, playing with it.  I can remember my mom thinking he looked cool...
Every time I've moved he has managed to pop up in the bottom of a box, and for whatever reason I just end up putting him back there.  
This past week, he popped up again.  Gonna let him just chill for now, on my desk.  Maybe scare away writer's block!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

"Today's Sermon"

 Coffee's brewing, Prince is jamming...
Must be Sunday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Risley Brothers!

Don't forget!
I see a puppeteer in this picture!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Random Memories of Puppetry

As a kid I was pretty obsessed with my puppets. 
Big surprise right?  Hahaha...
At some point I was "too cool" though and figured I should give them away.  
My mom thought otherwise.  And I'm glad she did.  
I still have most of the puppets from my childhood, specifically the Muppet ones.
I had more than just Muppet puppets, but only a couple made all the way to adulthood with me, while almost all the Muppet puppets did.
A few were so worn out they got tossed, and a couple did disappear.  
Last year Alex and Marie even gave me an old Fozzie Bear matching one that disappeared years ago...  Pretty good friends, huh?
I'm a lucky guy for sure...

Today, while poking around the internet I came across this picture...
And a couple memories came rushing back... 
I had that stage!  Hahaha!  Man, I gotta track that down somehow!
And that Big Bird, Ernie and Bert too...  They all disintegrated over the years.
But thanks to my mom, I still have that Cookie Monster!
And it reminded me of a Grover puppet my brother had.  
He loved that thing.  And it's one that is gone now.  I wish I knew what happened to it.
I'm definitely going to have to search that out someday.
I remember the stage well.  It was a birthday gift.  Cardboard is really all it was.  Meant to stand on a table.  The inside was white and I have pictures in my head of drawing ideas and puppets and things inside it.  And I can remember being in my room putting on shows for no one but maybe the dog, Cassie, and loving it.  
Funny how a picture can just make your mind run wild.

It was fun to have this come back to my mind today, a day that most of the Elmwood gang got together and went over our plans to the first half of the year.  We're going to be super busy, and it's exciting!  
Can't wait to get started filming!

And I'd be crazy not to mention...  The most Muppety thing we have done so far, "ANIMAL BEHAVIOR" is now online to watch!
Click HERE to see it!

Good Morning...

Today is a new day.  A new opportunity.  A new chance.
I plan to make it good.  Fun.  And full of smiles.

And coffee.  
 OK...  Back to work...  Got a ton of puppets to design, and build.  And a lot of writing to get done!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Nutmeg Chatter

In December of 2017 I was the guest on J. Timothy Quirks radio show 
We went over all things Elmwood!  Had a blast on the show, and hope to do it again!  Give it a listen HERE!

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year... NEW SHOW! Animal Behavior!

is now on Elmwood's Vimeo/VHX page!
Be the first to check it out!

I could not be happier with how it came out!
Thank you to everyone who worked on it!
This is the kind of thing I started Elmwood out to make!