Chris Kendall

UK Based Puppeteer & Puppet Builder

@CKPuppets

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Chris Kendall
Based in Aylesbury UK
Puppet Builder / Puppeteer




2021- Details of current projects coming soon.

  • ​Alissic (Musician) - Puppet builder.  4 wearable frog heads for music video "Piano".  
  • Sooty - Puppeteer of Sooty.  Wastebuster (CIC) UK online content.


2020

  • Midwich Cuckoos (music band) – Puppet builder.  6 x band member puppets for music video.
  • Rosco 5 – Assistant Puppeteer.  Adult Swim off the air project short film ‘Ungabarn’.
  • Kevin Cripwell (Ventrilloquist) – Puppet Builder.  Rebuild of signature character ‘Dinky the dinosaur’
  • Karen Ingram Foundation (Charity) – Puppet Builder.  Construction of a puppet version of their mascot ‘Muddles’ the bear.
  • More projects to be added once details have been released.


2019

  • Max Fulham (Ventriloquist) – Puppet builder - Max’s signature character “Gordon The Monkey” for 2019 panto season.
  • Andy and the Odd Socks (Music Band) / Ninja Pig Productions – Puppeteer (various characters) for music video “Change”.
  • Thames Con (Comic Convention) – Puppet Builder. Building practise puppets for, and assisting with beginner’s puppetry workshop by Louise Gold.


2018

  • Jim Henson Company / Netflix – Assistant puppeteer – The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance.
  • Purplebricks / Snap London – Puppet builder and designer “Mr Wiggles” character for TV Commercial


2017

  • ITV / Freemantle Media – Puppeteer & Puppet Builder - Lookalike puppets representing judges and presenters of Britain’s Got Talent. VT Segments.
  • CBBC – Puppet Builder - Various characters for pilot showcase "Dysfunctional".
  • Purplebricks – Puppet Builder & Designer - “Mr Wiggles” puppet character to be used in upcoming advertising campaign.
  • Eman Chanel – Puppet Builder & Designer.  Puppet fox presenter character for use on their channel.
  • Wonder Productions – Puppet Builder & Designer - Cat puppet for their 2017 touring Christmas pantomime Dick Whittington.


 
Earlier Projects include –

  • Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park - Building a puppet version of their mascot Woody Bear.
  • Shloppy TV / Magic 2 Media - Building the 2 regular character puppets used for their webseries.
  • Shebang Marketing & Design - Building lookalike puppets of staff members for marketing campaign.
  • Bodmin College - Building a cast of characters for a schools licence production of Avenue Q.


Bio


I am a keen, puppet builder and puppeteer based in Buckinghamshire, UK. 

A passionate fan and supporter of puppetry who grew up on fantasy worlds and characters created by the late great Jim Henson.

Recent screen puppetry experience has included The Dark Crystal Age of resistance (Jim Henson Company /Netflix) where I was credited as an additional puppeteer for all 10 episodes in the series.  Roles included performing background characters and assisting with right hands and props. I was a puppeteer for various characters in the music video “Change” for the band “Andy and the Oddsocks”. I was lead puppeteer and puppet wrangler for the band “Midwich Cuckoos” for an upcoming music video and I recently assisted Warrick Brownlow-Pike on a short film produced by Rosco 5 for Adult Swim entitled ‘Ungabarn’.

I am hard working, stay calm under pressure, loyal, patient and supportive to others and know my role within a team.  I cherish advice and welcome constructive criticism in a bid to learn and improve.​


Training

Although no formal qualifications in the art of puppetry, I have received coaching from Henson Co and Muppet puppeteers.  I have had the honour of learning from and being mentored by well-respected UK performers Warrick Brownlow-Pike and Phil Fletcher. I have also attended the Puppetry Academy taught by Mike Quinn and attended workshops held by Andrew James-Spooner and Ronnie Le-Drew.