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The Color of Fleece

Two ace pool players face off in this parody of The Hustler and Color of Money.

  • Sam locke
  • Peter Robards
  • Sam Locke
  • Underhanded Productions
  • Sam Locke
    Key Cast
  • Dacey Arashiba
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Comedy; Film Noir
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    30 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Sam locke, Peter Robards

Sam Locke is a director, actor, comedian, puppeteer, prop designer and musician in Chicago, IL. He frequently works with the Annoyance Theater.

Sam was born in Rockwood, TN, and moved to Chicago at the age of 19 to study improvisational comedy at the Second City Training Center. He has since trained at both the Second City Conservatory and the Annoyance Theater’s Training Program.

Aside from Acting, Sam is an experienced director having directed several shows with the Annoyance Theater including remounts of Splatter Theater, several 20 minute shows for the Wednesday Triple Feature program and the original all ages show “Weirdos”. Sam is a resident director with the Annoyance Theater.

Sam is also an experienced puppet builder, having built puppets for Weirdos, The Annoyance Christmas Pageant, It Came From Kentucky, as well as for the production of Purple Rain the Musical at the Neo Futurarium.

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Director Statement

With this short, we wanted to play with the visual of a live hand puppet (or a puppet whose hands are controlled by human hands in gloves, instead of by rods) playing pool.

We played loving tribute to the noir style of the classic pool film, "The Hustler", along with naming the puppet character "Minnesota Felts" for the film, along with several nods to its sequel "The Color of Money", while also giving it the playfulness that using puppets in film can allow.