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...

On the set of 'RECORD SCHLOPP' for  Before the Fall: the preludes

On the set of 'RECORD SCHLOPP' for Before the Fall: the preludes

ARTISTS who are part of our Spooky World

Heidi Armour

Jessica Breedlove-latham

Ash Brown

Kevin Bouton-Scott

Brett Carville

Barbara Casement

Ben Casement

Ceili Clemens

Frankie Cordero

Alicia Cortez

Matt Delu

Paul Deo

Jack Fields

Michel Fiffe

Charles Forsman

Dan France

Christine Fruehling

Todd Gruener

Mel L. Gutierrez

Alain Gutierrez

Emma Van Halsema

Elisabeth Horan

Sarah Hulin

Ted Jackson

Rusty Klok

Jessica Lynn

Erin Long

Bronwyn Lorelei

Blake Madden

Jorge Martinez

Amber Maykut

Matt Mckenna

Katie Mello

Oviedo Menendez

Margaret Meyer

Brad Meyers

Cameron Michel

Daniel Miller

Suzanne Moulton

Sara Neiman

Maretta Ochee

Micki Pellerano

Chris Rabilwongse

Becky Redhead

Kat Roberts

Jeff Sheridan

Jeremy Spake

Aaron Sams

Cynthia Star

Heidi Sowa Gray

Suzanne Twinning

Pedro Valdez Jr.

Ian Vanek

Nate Wilson

Frankie Winters

Special THANKS

Clay Connally