Wednesday 11 September 2013

The Secret Path

Here are some stills from my new feature film 'The Secret Path' artfully adapted on Goldfrapp's new app

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Motel Bizarre - Fetish Marionettes

Welcome to the Motel Bizarre, home to Helena HandKart. Motel Bizarre is an upcoming art installation featuring marionettes based on the classic fetish illustrations of John Willie for Bizarre Magazine. Marionettes are in the design stage and commissions are being taken. If you would like your own Bizarre Marionette please contact Richard at muckypuppets@hotmail.com. Prices on request.

Wednesday 17 July 2013

WHO..is at the end of my bed?

Here's a new animation I just made called 'There's something at the end of my bed' I made it as a promo for my live action horror film 'Who is coming'. It turned out better than expected so I've entered it into the 2013 Virgin Media Shorts competion. You can watch it HERE and please log into Facebook and give the film a like on the VIrgin site.

Saturday 25 May 2013

The Sea & I Improve - New music video

I've recently made a video for band The Sea & I and their new EP, watch the video below. Download Balloon, a track from their EP free HERE The video features footage from WOLFSKIN my debut feature film featuring a soundtrack by Ozlem Simsek. Wolfskin is in the early stages of entering festivals. Watch this space for screening info soon.

Friday 3 May 2013

The new WOLFSKIN poster

WOLFSKIN is complete and on imdb with a new poster. I'm starting to enter festivals so hopefully I'll be able to screen it soon!

Tuesday 26 March 2013

HORSES - New film

Not one but two new music videos!. The next is Horses by Alexander Wolfe. A wonderful song and taken from the album Skeletons, buy it on iTunes HERE

Tuesday 19 March 2013

'The Truth is...' a new music video

Here's a music video I made for House of Blakewell's fantastic song 'The Truth is...' you can visit them HERE Coming very soon the video for 'HORSES' a song by Alexander Wolfe and of course WOLFSKIN!

Thursday 22 November 2012

Mucky update

2012 has been a really busy year. Filming on Silhouette feature 'Wolfskin' wrapped in August. Thanks to all the talented puppeteers that made it possible. It's now with composer Ozlem Simsek for the soundtrack recording. I've also made my first ever live action feature 'Who is Coming' a ghost story filmed in London and the Lake District. Smaller projects in the works are two music videos for Akexander Wolfe and House of Blakewell. More details soon!

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

To celebrate Halloween 2012 here's spooky double-bill FREE! Two Mucky Puppets classics, The Phantom Coach and The Upper Berth

Sunday 16 September 2012

New Downton Abbey Silhouettes and Charity sale

Season 3 is about to start in the UK and what better way to celebrate than with new Silhouettes! The first features Shirley Maclaine and the Abbey itself
I'm auctioning the Original cutout on eBay HERE Please share and why not bid on a fabulous hand-cut unique silhouette to go on your wall!

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Mad Women Bad Women Film night 21st Sept

It's been a while but I'll be having a film night celebrating the Anti-heroines of film and fable. It's taking place at the wonderful Cinema Museum in South London Friday September the 21st. Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start.

The evening will premiere new shadow puppet film Spring-Heeled Jane.

There will also be live shadows with London Dreamtime's Vanessa Woolf-Hoyle. See you there

Friday 17 August 2012

Filming. New Horror film

This weekend I'll be filming the first scenes for a new supernatural horror film loosely based on a story by legendary ghost tale writer M.R James. Filming will continue in the Lake District later this month.

Thursday 9 August 2012

WOLFSKIN, the new silhouette feature

Here's a scene from the end of the film, only one more day of filmmaking left! I've been experimenting with ink in water to add effects . Scroll down for the trailer.

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Sunday 10 June 2012

WOLFSKIN official trailer online

Here's the first trailer for upcoming Silhouette feature film WOLFSKIN.

Saturday 9 June 2012

FREE Films! Watch the SUCK Thrillogy FREE!

To celebrate my Birthday here is the Suck-A-Thumb Thrillogy in all it's glory to watch for free! Please share and spread the SUCKING. Part 4 script SUCKING HELL has been written and will go into production this Autumn

Sunday 27 May 2012

WOLFSKIN New Pictures: The CIty

Here's pictures from more Wolfskin filming from the city scenes

Friday 27 April 2012

VIrgin Media Shorts 2012 - Mucky entries!

I've got 2 films in the Virgin Media Shorts competition this year. I need your support to vote for the films online and pass to all your friends and family! You can log in with your F
acebook account and leave lovely comments and 'Like' the film. Watch and vote for 'The Mock Mother' HERE See 'You SUCK' and vote HERE

Monday 2 April 2012


The Ball of the Wolves, part of upcoming feature film 'WOLFSKIN'

Sunday 25 March 2012

The Tale of Mr Fox Children's book available now!

You can buy my debut children's book The Tale of Mr. Fox HERE!

It's the book of my film based on the Grimm Brothers' tale of Lady Mary and her deadly Groom-to-be Mr. Fox

Friday 17 February 2012

Filming Wolfskin Feb 2012

Thanks to Amy Hazeldine who puppeteered with me on the Wolf Spirits for WOLFSKIN. It looks brilliant!

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Suck-A-Thumb still going/Sucking strong!

Here's my terrifying cautionary tale adapted from the German Fairy Tale 'SUCK-A-THUMB', it's ever so cruel. Poor Konrad has a terrible addiction that can only end in a horrible and bloody way. Perfect for kids.

Sunday 29 January 2012

Wolfskin continues! New images

Well it has been a while since anything has happened with WOLFSKIN my upcoming feature film but it will be completed in 2012! My plan was always 3 years on the project so now I must crack on. Thanks to Anthony Best for his wonderful puppetry yesterday. Look out for more images soon. Here is the Wolf Sister in the womb.

Monday 16 January 2012

New Mucky Puppets Posters

Been a while since I've posted so here are a few posters from a set of 10 I'm working on. They'll be available to buy along with new sets of DVDs.Let me know what you think.

Friday 9 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Marry Christmas everyone! Here's my Christmas E-card featuring Downton Abbey

Sunday 6 November 2011

Last 2 Downton Abbey Silhouettes! Episodes 7 and 8

As series 2 of the fabulous Downton Abbey draws to a close I'll be tweeting these silhouettes. I hope you enjoy them and please pass/ tweet them on!

Monday 31 October 2011

HALLOWEEN Double Bill!

Here's two Ghost tales to chill the blood on a cold Halloween night

Mucky Puppets presents The Upper Berth and The Phantom Coach

Saturday 29 October 2011

Downton Abbey Episode 6 silhouette 'I am the cat that walks alone'

Here's the silhouette to accompany episode 6 of Downton Abbey's series 2. It features Mary and Matthew in what I felt was the most poetic quote 'I am the cat that walks alone and all places are alike to me'

Sunday 23 October 2011

Downton Abbey Episode 5 'Kiss the bride' silhouette

Here it is. The bittersweet marriage of Daisy to William, hankies at the ready!

Sunday 16 October 2011

Downton Abbey Episode 4 If you were the only girl'

Here it is, episode 4 inspired Silhouette to celebrate series 2 of Downton Abbey. Mary and Matthew reunited!

Saturday 8 October 2011

Downton Abbey Silhouette of the week Episode 3

Finally we get to see Mr Bates and Anna in Silhouette! 3rd Cut-out from my series based on the wonderful new series of Downton Abbey on ITV.

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Downton Abbey, how I cut out my silhouettes

Here's a quick video of me making the first two silhouettes from my series to celebrate the new series of Downton Abbey on ITV.

Sunday 2 October 2011

Downton Abbey Silhouette Episode two

The second cutout silhouette from the fantastic Downton Abbey currently screening on ITV in the UK. Keep me posted on what you'd like to see in shadow!

Downton Abbey Silhouette Episode one

I'll be doing a silhouette every week featuring a scene from Downton Abbey. Let me know what you think, any scenes you'd like to see cut into silhouette?

Monday 12 September 2011

SAW Pussy : Mother Sucker

Mother Sucker is well on the way for a Halloween release date all being well. Here's the SAW Pussy mini episode/trailer to whet your appetite!

Monday 25 July 2011

Darkness and Dolls Aug 20th 19.30 at the Cinema Museum

Here's the official poster for Darkness and Dolls, our event at the fantastic Cinema Museum in South London. More info here tickets £6.50 in advance or £8 on the door. Buy them HERE

Saturday 23 July 2011


Here's an image taken today on day 2 of the MOTHER SUCKER shoot. Going great. Thanks to Fitz and Daniel for their puppeteering skills.

Sunday 17 July 2011

MOTHER SUCKER now filming

Filming has started on the third part of the terrifying 'SUCK-A-THUMB Legacy' MOTHER SUCKER! See Mother SUCK

Thanks so much to Fitz and Daniel for their hard work over the weekend. On the left you can see Fitz filming live hands for the opening crystal ball reading that seals Mother's fate and yours truly getting stuck in to one of the more gruesome scenes involving an organ removal. More soon!