for Wakening (2013)
This hand-animatronic Weetigo puppet was designed and built for Danis Goulet's post-apocalyptic horror short, Wakening. Incorporating an actual deer’s head, it has a fully functional spine and can stand up from 3ft to 8ft tall when fully erect. Based on Cree myth, the Weetigo is a vengeful, cannabalistic spirit. This project made me develop and enhance my skills for realistic creatures and kinetic puppetry, and I’m glad I got the opportunity to make a horrific special effects creature for an adult thriller after so many years of making things that are cute & fluffy.