- Arts and Biography
Whimsy is a stylized and playfully constructed feature-length documentary about the life and work of Seattleâ€™s mercurial playwright, Scot Augustson. His shadow puppet theatre is bawdy, whimsical, and irreverent with a sense of heart.
Whimsy documents the production of Scotâ€™s latest shadow puppet creation, â€œWhere the River Styx Meets Route 66,â€ a hilarious adaptation of Homerâ€™s Odyssey performed in a circus tent. With magical realism and 1920â€™s style radio narration, Whimsy draws the viewer into Scotâ€™s imaginative world, where they discover that self-doubt, loneliness, and regret are his constant companions.
By blending elements of performance and fiction, the documentary relies on non-traditional story telling to evoke curiosity and create an atmosphere of spectacle. It follows the linear story of the playâ€™s production through writing and rehearsal to opening night. Scotâ€™s backstory and interviews become surreal as shadow puppets reveal themselves on walls, drapes, and fog
- in development
- Cory Kelley ... Producer / Director
- United States
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