The Circus, Los Angeles (puppets on film)

In April 2007, I puppeteered on The Circus, an eBaysodeTM (a pitch for eBay that featured toy theatre puppetry and object performance). I was brought on by production designer, Courtney Tuesday Yates and puppeteered with Laurie O’Brien, Kate Brown, and Eli Presser, who served as lead puppeteer. The shoot took place in Chinatown, Los Angeles.



Full Credits

The Circus, an eBaysodeTM
Produced in association with Smuggler
Direction: Travis Peterson
Executive Producers: Patrick Miling Smith, Brian Carmody
Producer: Allison Kunzman
Line Producer: Jonas Dolkart
Writer: Travis Peterson
Creative Development: Erin Lennox
Editorial and Effects: Lemmy Caution
Color Correction: The Syndicate
Colorist: Marshal Plante
Director of New Business:  Leslie Sorrentino
Telecine Producer: Liza Kerlin
Online: Zoic Studios
Flame Artist: Steve Myer
Producer: Maya Sanchez
Executive Producer: Steve Scofield
Music Composition: Nigel Lundemo
Sound Design: Q Department
Q Department Team: Drazen Bosnjac, Sloven Anzulovic, Zack Rice
Final Mix: Pop Sound
Engineer: Peter Rincon
Producer: Erin Reilly
Post Coordination: Saul Metnic


Carson: GJ Echternkamp


Director of Photography: Keith Dietrchson
Production Designer: Courtney Tuesday Yates
1st Assistant Director: Peter Shanel
Production Supervisor: Dawn Garcia
1st Assistant Camera: Ryan Voisin
2nd Assistant Camera: Erren Zingale
Gaffer: Brad Jameson
Key Grip: Paul Giacalone
Costume Designer: Sarah Brown
Art Director: Justin Corrigan
Assistant Art Director: Oana Sanziana Marian
Construction Coordinator:  Tim Jordan
Prop Master: Kate Brown
Prop Maker: Brandon Bown, Andrea Kline
Buyer: Kari Adamsen, Sarah Chase
Swing: Brady Miller
Sound: Nolan Thomas
Head Puppeteer: Eli Presser
Puppeteers:  Marsian De Lellis, Laurie O’Brien, Kate Brown
Production Assistant: Jimmy Jackson

Special Thanks

Adam Blackman of Blackman Cruz, Janie Geiser, Paul Zaloom, Thomas Thurnauer, Lisa Bazadona, Tudor Boloni, Kenny Brown, Nomad, Magicienne, Cat Solen, Chris Lind, David Shaffel, and Allison Kunzman