2021 Short Films
The Wonders of Bread (2021)
A "crankie" is a type of puppet show illustrated on a long scroll and cranked across a frame. This crankie was made from wooden dowels, paper, and a locally baked loaf of sourdough bread.
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A Tour of Black Cherry Puppet Theater (Documentary, 2021)
For over 40 years, Black Cherry Puppet Theater has been an association of artists and performers committed to the advancement of the art of puppetry located in the historic neighborhood of Hollins Market in Baltimore, Maryland.
Black Cherry has been instrumental in our careers and we feel privileged to have created this short film in celebration of this extraordinary place.
The Unseen World (2021)
This shadow puppet film was commissioned by the brilliant jewelry artist, Amanda, of Eyeba, NYC.
Amanda is a Brooklyn based artist and jewelry maker who creates unique pieces with vintage glass eyes. Until World War II, ocular prosthetics were crafted by skilled artisans from glass. Prosthetic eyes are not made like this anymore, so each piece that Amanda places in a jewelry setting is truly one of a kind.
Animal Nature (2021)
In the budding springtime when the Bluebells bloom, two animals can't help but act on their own natural instincts. This film premiered as part of Black Cherry Puppet Theater's virtual May Day puppet slam.
Mental Amusements (2021)
"Mental Amusements" is a short puppet film created for Brooklyn-based Magician and Mentalist Vinny DePonto. Vinny has created a fantastic magic/mentalism show specifically for the live streaming format during which he broadcasts this film.