Snuff Puppets is an innovative Australian giant puppet company based in Brisbane. They’ve performed everywhere from London to Melbourne and are best known for their street theatre and larger than life performance installations. Snuff Puppets were touring their show, Human Body Parts, when the COVID-19 pandemic began and forced them to cancel shows head home to self-isolate.
Not content to simply stay home and be idle during lockdown, they decided to make Everybody Isolates, a hilarious little short about their giant body parts staying home and self-isolating. The video went viral (it’s been viewed over eight millions times so far) and inspired the theatre company to dive head first in to filmmaking. Their next effort was Cabin Fever, a follow-up about the body parts going a little stir crazy at home:
Of course YouTube videos don’t exactly pay the bills (at least, not at first), so Snuff Puppets is hoping to build on their viral success with a new fundraising campaign. The company hopes to raise $15,000 AUD, which will be matched by Creative Partnerships Australia to a total of $30,000 to help keep their artists employed during the pandemic and pay for maintenance of their puppets, their venue and the development of new shows.
You can support their campaign and become a “Snuff Lover” at SnuffPuppets.com. Be sure to check out more of their work while you’re there and subscribe to their YouTube channel where we’ll hopefully be seeing more Snuff Puppet stuff soon.
Via The Brisbane Times.