Friday, January 15, 2016

Life Outside the Box (part two of puppet project)

During one of the days working on the puppets we had a 'brainstorming' session to come up with a proper title for the project- the book- and the film. The puppet project was the working title as the saying goes. Well here are a few of the suggestions that did not make it, some for obvious reasons!

  • The Freedom Project
  • The Anatomy Project
  • Puppets on an Adventure
  • What's in the Box
  • I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!
  • Puppets on Tour
The last one... well who knows, the puppets might go on tour... if our film will be given an Oscar nomination next year... we are hopeful!

So, I am happy to announce that The Puppet Project has been given it's proper new title: "Life Outside the Box".

making the BOX

The Box.
Society's Box.
The Disability Box.

Yes, we are all living with disability/illness, but by no means are we stuck in this box!

We are stepping out of it!

On Monday we will be practicing with our (nine) puppets to get them to step out of the box. Well, I can assure you, it won't be graceful! We are certainly not brilliant puppeteers in this short space of time, but the skills we do have, is having FUN! We are extremely good at that!
And we have pride.

The following Monday, the 25th January, Alan from Bootleg Studios will be filming us (the puppets) stepping out the box, at the Dungarvan Shopping Centre (Co. Waterford). We will be there from about 11, filming from about 11.30. PLEASE COME ALONG! 

We want to make our point with this (to be a very short) video, by stepping out of our box, that we too are part of society. 

You are likely to meet the 'reporter', a 'musician' busking, a 'granny' dancing,  a baker, a biker, a clerk, a young boy and his dog, and a beautiful girl on a butterfly.
All stepping into Freedom.

Reporter made by Corina

Clerk made by Paul 

Butterfly girl made by Amy

Another date for your diary:
The book and the film will be launched with an exhibition (all going according to plan) at Dungarvan Library on Thursday 25 February between 6 and 8 pm. More about this closer to the date.

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Best wishes and see you on 25th January and the 25th Febraury!


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