Walter's Wonderland

A telecast of a public access show called Walter’s Wonderland goes awry as the host and his puppet friends aren’t acting like usual.

  • Brett William Schutt
  • Brett William Schutt
  • Tyler Hawkins
    Key Cast
  • Kodie Brown
    Key Cast
  • Owen Smith
    Key Cast
  • Ben Stenberg
    Key Cast
  • Brett Schutt
    Key Cast
    "Cloaked Figure"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Surreal, Horror
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Missouri State University
Distribution Information
  • Geminus Studios
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Brett William Schutt

Brett Schutt is currently 23 years old and is entering has his bachelors degree in Film and Television Production. He has had his own blog, Artpig Reviews, since 2014 where he has reviewed movies, music and comics. He is the creator and lead for Toybox’d Productions, a project where he could bring his friends he’s made in the film community together to show off their talents. His favorite movies include Ratatouille, Almost Famous, It's a Wonderful Life and 2001 A Space Odyssey. Along with Toybox’d Productions, Brett is the host of his own podcast Workshopping Humanity and is a talking head of A Sit Down Podcast. If you would like to check out all of his projects, visit and look under projects!

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Director Statement

Walter's Wonderland is a surreal film. I love it because of the fact it's entirely mine. I wear my influences on my sleeve. It has elements of Eric Andre, The Muppets, Twin Peaks and even some Mr. Rogers. I do think that the final project is something that is wholly unique looking and feeling and shows what you can do with a small budget and limitless creativity. I made the puppets myself, got the costumes together and my friend Ben composed and wrote all the songs and music. The story is a tale of children's programming that goes dark. It's a look at that one time you remember a show scarring you as a kid but could never quite put a finger on why it was so scary and why it made that much of an impression. Since I was scared by everything when I was younger, I think this film is a reflection of my own childhood paranoias juxtaposed with poking fun at issues I care strongly about as an adult.