It’s five days until Halloween. Time to once again say, “Have you met my friend Clive?”
Here’s the story about Clive. Several years ago, I decided to make films with puppets, partly for the fun, but partly because it would allow me to shoot video late at night instead of taking time away on the weekends from my family. I was on eBay looking for some old Puppet Productions style puppets when I saw Clive.
Clive was built by Sonny Vegas, who has made some amazing puppet creations. I didn’t put a bid on Clive because the price was out of my range that day, but the idea of making movies with a zombie puppet stuck with me.
I already had a few short film ideas involving zombies, and over the course of a month or so, I dreamed up about half a dozen. I talked to a few special effects guys about mocking up one of my puppets like Clive, but after going back to the auction link (which had ended) and seeing Clive had not sold, I contacted Sonny.
Sonny was awesome. He said yes, Clive was still available, and he gave me a price. A deal was struck, and the rest is history.
Two of Clive’s seminal films are available to watch on the INC Channel on Roku. You can also view all of Clive’s films on YouTube by clicking here.