Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Portland International Film Festival



An episodic puppet animation about a group of five teenage witched who conjure up more magic than they can handle. 
*presented by guest curator Reese Bows

SPOOKY GIRLS: BEFORE THE FALL  PRELUDES 
Directed by The Hand and The Shadow
premiers at the 
Saturday, March 14 2020 @ 3pm
...in the NW FILM CENTER's Whitsell Auditorium...
Located in the Portland Art Museum, OR


Friday, November 1, 2019

DESERT ISLAND STUDIOS, PDX



ORDER OF WOLF is a shadowy story of an obsessive lust for knowledge and power. After witnessing an ancient blood ritual performed between men and wolves, a young boy uses a ceremonial book to try and save his father's soul; and almost loses his own. 

Night Shade illuminates multiple layers of imagery that unfold out of the pages of a hand made pop-up book and flow across the large shadow screen like film.


+++ SAMHAIN BASEMENT MIX +++


SAMHAIN WEEKEND ~ Nov 1 & 2, 2020
Desert Island Studios

NIGHT FLYER by JT



Night Shade Familiars


+++ LADY MAI +++

A marionette vignette about the embodiment of beauty and loss as seen coming "Out of the Darkness" by puppeteer Sarah Frechette

+++ DUST IN YOUR EYES +++
 
 
 
Interdisciplinary shadow duo, Dust in Your Eyes is comprised of Seattle-based artists Zane Exactly and Cassandra Bray. This Samhains' performances of "Giant Woman" & "We Go Mad" ~ incorporate silhouette, overhead shadow puppetry and surrealist storytelling.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Miss Pussycat's CAMELOT



Miss Pussycat started a fanzine about puppeteers!

We were interviewed for CAMELOT #2

Stay Tuned... 

...and in the meantime pick-up CAMELOT #1

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Puppeteers of America National Festival



Night Shade was stoked to be invited to perform
THE HORROR OF THE NIGHT SHADE
at the
PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL FESTIVAL
July 17, 2019 in MINNEAPOLIS, MN

We also loved honoring ALLELU KURTEN by attending
MEET THE ARTIST with Carole D'Agostino


Thank you Fest Director Kathleen!
Artistic Committee Keith, Dmitri & Pam!

Monday, July 15, 2019

OPEN EYE



Pit stop at the Open Eye Figure Theater in Minneapolis!
What an amazing space!

LINE UP:
Liz Howls (opener)
Mr. Bonetangles (opener)
Night Shade w/ "Order Of Wolf"

ONE NIGHT ONLY!