SPooKy Production Team
Director ~ Jason Thibodeaux
Lead Puppeteer ~ Sarah Frechette
Puppet Mechanics ~ Gabriel Temme
Director of Photography ~ Ted Jackson
SPooKY Character Voices
Voice of Lucia ~ Sarah Frechette
Voice of Tracy ~ Cynthia Star
Voice of Kendra ~ Amber Maykut
Voice of Nixy ~ Ash Brown
Voice of Tynan ~ Micki Pellerano
Jason Thibodeaux (director, writer, sculptor) co-founder of The Hand and The Shadow recently won Best Experimental Short at the Oregon Independent Film Festival for his film TRI^DS. He painted on LAIKA’s stop-motion feature films Coraline, ParaNorman, The BoxTrolls and Kubo. Jason illustrated the Spooky Girl characters for this project; had a Savage Dragon Twisted Funnies comic published with Image Comics; and exhibited his fine art boxes at Portland Center Stage and Disjecta, PDX, OR.
Sarah Frechette (lead puppeteer, head of costumes) co-founder of The Hand and The Shadow studied marionettes with Master German Puppeteer Albrecht Roser and performed with Phillip Huber on Tony Oursler and Dan Graham’s marionette rock opera Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty, for which Sarah also built the puppets costumes. Together with Jason Thibodeaux, she won the Unima-USA Citation of Excellence for the traveling trunk show The Snowflake Man, as well as, celebrating their 10 year anniversary running the live artist collective Night Shade Shadow Theater. Sarah’s studio work includes: LAIKA, HOUSE Special, Bent Image Lab and on the PBS children’s television series SeeMore’s Playhouse.
Gabriel Temme (head of puppet fabrication) has a background in sculpting, precision manufacturing and Canadian wilderness-rappel firefighting. He has worked with artists in the fine arts, as well as, entertainment in a variety of fabrication and consulting positions. He spent Five years at LAIKA Inc working on Kubo, The Boxtrolls and ParaNorman as a puppet fabricator and mold maker under Head of Puppets, Georgina Hayns. After LAIKA, he worked with artists such as Beth Cavener, Dirk Staschke and La Fabrique as a mold maker and fabricator. For “The Spooky Girls” he has developed the bodies, new puppet controls and head mechanics for the silicone faces.
Behind the Scenes with THE SPooKY GIRLS...
ARTISTS who are part of our Spooky World