A month of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is expressed by 5 puppets who make it all possible.

  • Brandon Walsh
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Southern California
Director Biography - Brandon Walsh

Brandon Walsh is a regional Telly and Emmy winning writer/director from Indianapolis, Indiana. His work has been seen on national television, to millions online, and outdoors at Times Square NYC.

His nationally-awarded commercial directing work has confronted issues of substance use, food insecurity, equity and inclusion, among others. His documentary footage has been seen in national television broadcasts such as "The Today Show" and "PBS NewsHour," and online for Architectural Digest, Art Miami, among others.

Brandon received his bachelor of arts from Indiana University. He is currently a graduate candidate in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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Director Statement

“Marionettiste” introduces the audience to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, a 60-year old staple of Los Angeles history. It is a love letter to those who bring its whimsical characters to life today. After attending a show in June 2023, I felt inspired to make a film that would capture that energy, and to record testimony speaking to this joyous passion. It didn’t take long to learn that the preservation and advancement of this archaic mode of live performance is a labor of love, sustained by the kindness of those who work each day at the theater. It’s creatively and spiritually nourishing to walk into the theater space, and be transported to a kinder place. It’s an act I feel that feeds a deep societal need today. I hope this film preserves this brief moment in time, of the talented and passionate individuals who work together, with the shared and loving purpose to produce joy in its theoretically stringed world.