This marks the first time I have ever directed a puppeteer, I mean a real puppeteer. James, Wojatal has worked for 20 years in the industry and knows that classic puppeting style started by the Henson company.
Funny, I had a lot of people offer to puppet for me when I was trying to find a puppeteer. Plenty of offers from people who would say things like. "No, I've never done it, but come on... it's a puppet!"
When a puppet is in the hands of a real puppet artist it comes to life and feels like you are talking to a tiny peppy person.
Charlie, the puppet, pictured here with puppet builder, Robert Eggers.