Frank & ZedUnited States, 2020 : Alberta Premiere
Featuring an all-puppet cast, FRANK & ZED tells the story of a doomed village, whose King made a fateful deal to stop a demon from destroying the village years before. Now, as the prophecy comes true upon the King’s death, the villagers brace for the forewarned Orgy of Blood. Living in a destroyed castle not far from the village are Frank and Zed, a Frankenstein-type monster and his brain-eating companion. As the villagers prepare for their impending doom, the two monsters are pulled into a war of epic, puppet-mutilating proportions.
Meticulously created over seven years in a garage studio, FRANK & ZED is an insane, macabre, bloodbath of a puppet show that you won’t soon forget. Viewers beware: this puppet horror-comedy is not made for kids.
Nightstream Film Festival 2020
Jesse Blanchard is a Portland-based writer, director and puppeteer. A self-taught filmmaker, Blanchard's films have screened at the Cannes Film Festival, been picked up by Dimension films, and appeared on VH1. In addition to puppetry, Blanchard runs a boutique video agency and sells 3D camera systems.
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press for Frank & Zed
"Wholeheartedly fun...satirically hilarious and viscerally violent."- PSU Vanguard
"Will blow your mind...one of the most laborious, inventive independent films ever made."- SYFY.com
Jerry Bell Jr.
Sam A. Mowry