Film Rentals & Purchases
We are introducing a great selection of puppetry films, which may be rented and sometimes even purchased from our online site. We shall be adding to this selection and each film comes with a free teaser, which will allow you to taste before you rent or buy. The first selection of films being offered is exclusively from our three website contributors, but this will soon increase as we locate new high quality content. If you are interested in submitting your film to our site, please contact us by clicking here.
German master-puppeteer and designer, Hansjürgen Fettig, witnessed the development of German Puppet Theatre since 1947. His experimentation, with all it's successes and failures and his adaptation of the designs and techniques of the other puppeteers of his day, created the basis of many outstanding books, including his 'Rod and Table-Top Puppets', which was last published by Ray Da Silva (UK) in 1997.
This short film tries to explore a little of his work through one single meeting, recorded by Gary Friedman in Charleville-Mezieres, France in 1992. To rent or buy the full 40 minute film, click the link below.
Feedback for the Fettig Film
"Thank you Gary, Great! I admit that I did feel a bit hesitant when I first saw the trailer but now I’m pleased that you have given Fettig’s work a good airing which is what it needs. I’m also pleased that there are more technical examples in the book not in the film and also several bits in the film that don’t appear in the book so they complement each other well. I am not into making videos but I do appreciate how you managed to knit together the drawings with the demos. Well done! Ray Da Silva: (UK Publisher of Fettig's Book)
"Thank you for this beautiful work…"
"The opportunity to view a historical puppeteer as presented, opens up wonderful ideas for presenting puppetry to others. When speech is difficult because one lives in a small rural town, puppets open the door to speak to others in a public library setting. Seeing the work of the master puppeteer Mr. Fettig is simply exciting to a small time puppet maker."
"What an invaluable resource. Is there any facility for buying this film, instead of streaming ?…" Yes, now there is!