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The moment the guy Vicki's sleeping with calls her his girlfriend, she starts to see him differently. As a puppet. And no one wants to date a puppet. Soon all her relationship hangups turn into puppets. Can she turn Kyle back into the hot guy he once was? Will she ever have a healthy relationship? Did she actually have sex with a puppet?

A film about the fuzzy monsters that live in our heads.

  • Mashka Wolfe
    Y2K Babes, Lonely in the Dusk, Lifelike
  • Jaden Lebel
    Y2K Babes, Balls Deep, Dudebro Party Massacre III
  • Jaden Lebel
    Y2K Babes, Balls Deep, Dudebro Party Massacre III
  • Mashka Wolfe
    Y2K Babes, Lonely in the Dusk, Lifelike
  • Scott Forrester
    Two Birds and a Boy
  • Jaden Lebel
    Key Cast
    Y2K Babes, Balls Deep, Dudebro Party Massacre III
  • Mathew Broussard
    Key Cast
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, The League
  • Daniel Rugg-Webb
    Key Cast
    Straight up, Stand up
  • Anthony Cava
    Director of Photography
    Shelf Life, Black Beauty
  • Madeleine Maloy
    Production Design
    We're Doing Good, The Bloodhound
  • Dale Mason
    Assistant Director
    Paper Trail
  • Mikyla Jonck
    Assistant Camera
    Collector's Candy
  • Jan-Michael Losada
    Emma Approved, Tales of Halloween
  • Eden Alizalde
    Makeup Artist
  • Donovan Holmes
  • Anthony Cava
    Shelf Life, Black Beauty
  • Mick Wood
    Sound Mix
    Salton Sea
  • Sean Moore
    Still Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Mashka Wolfe

Mashka came to the United States with her family when she was five years old, and even though she knew the word "refugee" (in Russian) she didn't know what it meant. It was only when she began researching and writing her part in The New Colossus, directed by Tim Robbins, that she connected with her past through bringing her story to audiences across North and South America.

She co-wrote a pilot, Y2K Babes, with executive producer Macauley Culkin, starred in Lonely in the Dusk, a short film that screened at Dances with Films and the Newport Beach Film Festival. And was a series regular on the award winning science fiction web series called Lifelike that she wrote and produced. Most recently, she appeared on Netflix’s series Hollywood, I am the Night, and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

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Director Statement

Over the years, many people have tried to bring puppets to a more grown up story. This is our attempt at taking this beloved art form to the next level, in an absurd, hallucinatory landscape. This film was created by women to make women laugh, because women love absurdist humor, and we felt like they were underserved in that space.