Gary Friedman - Documentaries, Animation and Puppetry Films Editor
Puppetry films editor, Gary Friedman is a puppeteer and film-maker, who developed international adult-education and film projects based on HIV- AIDS, Democracy, Corruption, Abuse and prisons work. In 1987, he studied ‘Puppetry for Film and Television’, with Muppet-master Jim Henson and that's where he first met Steven Ritz-Barr. After many years of producing ‘Puppets Against Aids’ internationally, Gary co-produced a voter education television series for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, using the puppet to educate viewers about voting, prior to the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994.
After 20 years of adult educational projects, he took on the production of children’s television with a two-hour daily education program for the South African Broadcasting Corporation “The Pezoolies - School TV”.
In Australia, Gary became an international Puppetry-in-Education consultant and began teaching ‘Puppetry for Television’, while simultaneously producing documentary films about puppetry and related issues around the world.
Gary's work and websites are below: