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by Linda Wingerter of The Stringpullers Puppet Company

Written & Directed by: Linda Wingerter
Production Company: The Stringpullers Puppet Company
Editor: Linda Wingerter
Camera: Linda Wingerter
Sound Design: Linda Wingerter
Puppet Builder: Linda Wingerter
Puppeteers: Linda Wingerter, Evgeni Nudelman
Production Assistants: Evgeni Nudelman, Judy Wingerter
Executive Producer: Heather Henson
Producers: Jessica Simon, Alex Griffin, Linda Wingerter

Linda Wingerter is a third generation puppetry artist performing, filming, teaching, and building puppets and kinetic art as The Stringpullers Puppet Company in Ithaca, New York. Working primarily in cardboard puppets, marionettes, and shadow puppetry, she began putting her work on film in 2019. She received a Handmade Puppet Dreams Micro-Commission to create the short puppet film Misophonia in 2021.

The Stringpullers Puppet Company: The Stringpullers are explorers of all forms of puppetry and object performance. We build puppets, teach construction and manipulation, provide puppeteers and puppeteer training, and make shows for the stage, street, and screen. The Stringpullers is Linda Wingerter and a rotating roster of artists from New York, Connecticut and Vermont, with studios in Ithaca, New York and New Haven, Connecticut. The Stringpullers Puppet Company can be truncated for space as: The Stringpullers Company, The Stringpullers Co. or, The Stringpullers.




November 18, 2022

SCREENINGS & AWARDS (as of 8.18.2023)
Mystic Film Festival Mystic, CT USA October 19-22, 2023

Woods Hole Best of the Fest Cotuit, MA USA October 10-11, 2023

New York State International Film Festival Albany, NY USA September 22-23, 2023

Bridgeport Film Fest Bridgeport, CT USA September 10, 2023

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Middlebury, VT USA August 23-27 2023

International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC New York, NY USA August 10-13, 2023

Woods Hole Film Festival Woods Hole, MA USA August 4, 2023
*Runner Up Best Animated Short*

Reel Puppetry Film Festival College Park, MD USA July 20, 2023
*Best Film*

Coney Island Film Festival Brooklyn, NY USA May 5-7, 2023
Blackbird Film Festival Cortland, NY USA April 29, 2023
*Best Sound Design*

Karakulit International Film Festival Pécs, Hungary April 20, 2023

Underexposed Film Festival Rock Hill, SC USA March 25, 2023
*Best Puppetry Film*

Puppet Festival Mississauga Mississauga, Ontario Canada March 8-15, 2023

Providence Children’s Film Festival Providence, RI USA February 17, 20, 26 2023

Snowtown Film Festival Watertown, NY USA February 4, 2023

Silence is Golden Film Festival New Belgrade, Serbia November 18, 2022
*Special Mention*