Bil Baird & Company, Frank Paris,Bob Baker, Walton and O'Rourke, Peter Firmin, Henson & Oz , Supermarionation, Wayland Flowers, Nick Park, Ronnie Burkett, Basil Jones & Adrian Kohler ( War Horse)
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
flexible . lightweight. performable.
More About Me:
Professional puppet designer, performer, co-ordinator -
free-lance work has included many tv and film projects for the Jim Henson Organisation in both London and US since 1986 amongst many others.
DWS was formed in 92', a London based studio specializing in the design and construction of quality , bespoke puppets of all types and for all areas of entertainment and media .
Recent television credits include -
'The Basil Brush Show', 'Ministry Of Mayhem', 'Love Soup' 'This Week' 'Den Of Doom' ITV1 MTV Europe "Fur TV''.
Commercials include" Wheetos'' "Wooly and Worth"/ Woolworths for BBH UK. Stage credits include Daniel Kramer's "Hair", "Imogen" at Oval House London and the touring version of "Dr Doolittle".
No I don't perform live currently.
I mainly make custom marionettes for the media but I do have some marionettes which I hire out if commissions are too expensive.
I puppeteer when filming is needed although it's not that often.
I'm trying to build a company/studio like yours, only concentrating on marionettes (although i do shadow puppetry too) and to be honest I really prefer making carved wooden marionettes, but that would shrink a small market to an almost nonexistent one.
Most of the commissions I get are for Thunderbird/Team America style marionettes.
I have worked for BBC,ITV,C4 etc and various marketing/advertising companies etc but would appreciate any tips on how to develop this further.
I am currently redesigning www.companyofmarionettes.com but also have www.tonysinnett.co.uk where I sell marionettes, some of my making but mostly decorative ones imported from Prague.
Hi. Thanks for enquiring. I won't have a performance in London for a good time, as I'll be performing abroad, and I'm also dedicating for now to finish the work on new pieces. But maybe we can meet up at some point around London. My phone 07714508280. keep in touch. Best. Jose