Experiencing Interruptions?

Puppet Seizure: Sometimes The Only Way Out Is In

When an aspiring recording artist arrives home to Brooklyn with plans on taking her hot producer out for a night on the town, her mother and sister interrupt their date with a puppet show rehearsal that tests her ability to prove she really is a cool rock star, not a nerdy puppeteer like her past suggests.

  • Merissa Morin
    Penny and the Puppettes, Monstrelephant
  • Jennifer Plotzke
  • Merissa Morin
    Penny and the Puppettes, Monstrelephant
  • Brittany Taylor Visser
  • Merissa Morin
    Penny and the Puppettes, Monstrelephant
  • Jennifer Plotzke
    Emma Z., Hotline, Perfect, The Long Commute, Window Shopping, Uneffable, Vexatur
  • Mishi Torgove
  • Merissa Morin
    Key Cast
    "Miranda Sue"
    Law & Order: SVU, The Sopranos, Today's Special, One Night, Marsfall, Pretty, The Graveyard Shift, Tackle Girl
  • Lenny Thomas
    Key Cast
    Ruthless, Bear, Blood Conscious, Call the Sandman, The Darkroom, The Oval, The Enemy Within, The Punisher
  • Brittany Taylor Visser
    Key Cast
    "Tara Sue"
    Leave 'em Laughing, The Betrayal, The Island
  • Jane Stratten Munstedt
    Key Cast
    "Claire Sue"
    Penny and the Puppettes, Jane Stratten's Musical Puppets, I Do I Do
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Romantic Comedy, Dramedy, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • All The Laughs Awards
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    October 21, 2022
    FINALIST for Best Romantic Comedy
  • Austin Comedy Film Festival
    United States
    November 8, 2022
    WINNER for Best Romantic Comedy and FINALIST for Best Acting Performance
  • Houston Comedy Film Festival
    United States
    November 12, 2022
    WINNER for Best Romantic Comedy
  • Texas Short Film Festival
    San Antonio
    United States
    January 21, 2023
    WINNER for Best Acting Performance and FINALIST for Best Romantic Comedy
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    United States
    February 12, 2023
    Westcoast Premiere
    WINNER for Best Picture and FINALIST for Best Director
  • Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta
    United States
    March 19, 2023
    WINNER for Best Director, WINNER for Best Cinematographer, and FINALIST for Best Original Music
  • Hollywood Comedy Short Film Festival
    Glendale, CA
    United States
    April 22, 2023
    California Premiere
  • Coney Island Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    May 6, 2023
    New York Premiere
  • Long Island International Film Festival
    Bellmore, NY
    United States
    July 19, 2023
    Long Island Premiere
  • Topaz Film Festival by Women in Film Dallas
    United States
    October 21, 2023
    Dallas Premiere
  • Hollywood Florida Film Festival
    Hollywood, Florida
    United States
    November 11, 2023
    Florida Premiere
    WINNER for Best Comedic Short
  • Hollyshorts Monthly Screening Series
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 29, 2023
Director Biography - Merissa Morin, Jennifer Plotzke

Merissa Morin is an award winning
actress/singer/songwriter/puppeteer. Merissa’s
real life theater company in NYC that she has starred in for
the past 12 years was the inspiration behind Puppet Seizure. She began her career as an actress and appeared on TV as a Guest Star
on Law and Order: SVU, The Sopranos, and in the films One Night, Today’s Special, Pretty, The Graveyard Shift, Tackle
Girl, Scheherazade, & others. Merissa also voices multiple
characters in the popular sci-fi Podcast Marsfall. This is her first time directing, producing, and editing a film.

Jennifer Plotzke is an award winning actress, producer and director with a career that includes both stage and screen. She will be appearing this fall in The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max and most recently in the film Fizzle opposite Peter Friedman and Geoffrey Owens. Her recently produced tv pilot, How Am I Doing? screened at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles and her directorial debut, Shyft, has screened across the country winning multiple awards including Best Short Film and Best Actress (Brooke Hoover). She produced and starred in the films Perfect and Lost + Found which are currently streaming on IFT Network and she has several projects in development for 2022 including two feature film thrillers, Trinities and The Citizen.

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Director Statement

Goldin Productions creates female driven stories told from comedic perspectives. The directors/writers/editors/and DP of Puppet Seizure are women. The story of Puppet Seizure is about family and integrity; self love and acceptance. Owning who you are and where you come from.