19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 25 - May 1, 2022

9th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 24-28, 2021

Frank & Zed

United States, 2020 : Alberta Premiere
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description

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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Nightstream Film Festival 2020

DIRECTOR'S BIO
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

details

Narrative / Horror / Animation / Dark Comedy

English
90 minutes

credits

Director
Jesse Blanchard

Producers
Jesse Blanchard
Evan Baily

Cast
Jason Ropp
Steve Overton
Daniel Rhovan
Jerry Bell Jr.
Kurt Conroyd
Ritah Parrish
Sam A. Mowry

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/puppetcorefilms

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Puppetcore/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/puppetcore/

Official website:
https://www.puppetcore.com/

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