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Puppetry, Music and Dance Come Together in Short Film Shot Entirely on a Samsung Galaxy Device



RSA Films director Joe Wright crafts beautiful short fantasy folk tale for Samsung 'Princess & Peppernose'

Puppetry, Music and Dance Come Together in Short Film Shot Entirely on a Samsung Galaxy Device

‘Princess & Peppernose’ the new project from acclaimed director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Darkest Hour) combines music, dance, and puppetry in a short fantasy folk tale.  

Filmed at the medieval Restormel Castle in Cornwall, one of the most remarkable castles in Britain, the 20-minute short is a beautifully crafted and wonderfully weird film told through the cinematic storytelling vision of Wright, capturing the power of magic, the magic of love, and the right to choose who to give your heart to. 

Shooting during lockdown with production from Ridley Scott’s RSA Films, cinematography from Wright’s regular collaborator and Academy Award nominated DoP Seamus McGarvey (Avengers Assemble, Anna Karenina, Atonement), and in collaboration with members of theatre company Kneehigh, ‘Princess & Peppernose’ was born from Wright’s love of puppetry and wanting to explore a new creative challenge. 

“My parents ran and founded the first dedicated puppet theatre in the UK, and I’ve never made a film with any puppets in it so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to return to those roots and explore what that might be like,” said Wright.  

“We’ve had great experimental fun making it, working with shadow play, puppetry and the simplest of moving lights” added McGarvey. “It’s very much back to the filmmaking that I started off doing with a Super 8.” 

Wright was afforded complete creative control of the project, allowing the filmmaker to fully express his creative inventiveness, “My only piece of advice for all fledgling filmmakers is that it’s the imagination that is important” said Wright, “everything else should be at the service of the imagination. Imagination is key.” 

Samsung partnered with RSA on the film, with the project being shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy device, adding even more intrigue to the impressive production values.  

Released ahead of Wright’s feature Cyrano (Haley Bennett, Peter Dinklage, Ben Mendelsohn), ‘Princess & Peppernose’ is now available to watch in full, with an exclusive behind the scenes featurette from director Jacob Hopewell.  


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Genres: Dialogue, Choreography, Storytelling

Categories: Consumer Electronics, Phones

RSA Films, Fri, 05 Nov 2021 09:48:04 GMT