Devon Hawkes Ludlow & The Human Beast Boxis creating Live Action Puppet Rock Musical TV Episodes
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Behind-les-scenes photos and videos from projects we're currently working on and some of our more 'interesting' older material (wink, nudge).
Bonus! Sneak peek of new work!
Free admission if/when we bring a performance or screening to your hometown!
Access to the songs and soundtracks! (woah!)
Access to outtake videos and other behind the scenes wackiness (no way!)
Access to storyboard images (what you always wanted!)
$27per Episode or segment
About Devon Hawkes Ludlow & The Human Beast Box
Thanks for making your way to our Patreon page (woot woot!). Our work is 100% independent, DIY, grassroots collaborative creation intended for all ages. All of our work is based on community support, weather by donating talent, time, or cash fuel for our endeavors.
Our first 27-minute episode struck a chord - we had sold out shows in underground theaters, a premiere at George RR Martin's Jean Cocteau Cinema, a run at art sensation Meow Wolf, a grant from NMFF, and a flood of AMAZING new collaborators (including a nuclear physicist and a world famous street performer). As we start production on pt.2, we want to push the puppet envelope and grow our audience and community as much as we possibly can!
We will also be TOURING the film, doing live screenings and performances in an abandoned warehouse/ speakeasy/ missile silo near you!
If you're seized by the spirit and choose to support us, know that every penny put to into the work - building puppets, crafting cardboard sets, gore, funding fog, and more! For now, please consider subscribing as an easy, low cost way to help us make these episodes. Your support gives you early/total/maybe-too-much access to episodes, artwork, behind the scenes, and more.
If you wish, you can also purchase a nifty DVD here - Stan's zine included, or simply donate directly here.
Want to know more?
I've added a bit below about the PLOT, PART 2, ABOUT US, and SPACE LADY!!! Scroll on down!
PLOT! Episode 1 tells the story of Stan, last survivor of a zombie apocalypse and his long-suffering Dog. In the near future, tech mogul Steve has created a new pill - the iNodie - which promises immortality for consumers. Clip!
However, the iNodie has the unfortunate side effect of turning people into mindless cannibals (i.e. zombies), and destroys most of humanity. Stan finds a potential cure when a mysterious Kid appears out of thin air in an airstream trailer. The Kid is immune to the plague, and Stan realizes he now has a chance to save humanity (including his ex, Lydia). But the Kid also hides a terrible secret - his blood turns ordinary zombies into mutant zombie rock star divas. Stan, the Kid and the Dog must now face a threat more terrible than they ever imagined.
PART 2: Currently in development, we follow Stan as he attempts to reunite with his true love, save the world and tie up all the cliffhangers from Part 1. This 30-minute second episode also lays the groundwork for a full-fledged episodic series.
Future episodes see our heroes travel through space and time to save the world from a variety of apocalyptic scenarios. For example, in our next episode, the Earth has been overrun by Mary Kay cosmetics, and our heroes liberate a rag tag band of drag queen rabbits who have suffered from decades of cosmetic experiments. Watership Down meets Ru Pauls’ Drag Race meets Night of the Mary Kay Commandoes.
Founded by D.H.Ludlow, Human Beast Box is a film and live performance production company inspired by a decades of experience in downtown NYC theatre, experimental puppetry, cult film, immersive art experiences, German expressionism, and more. Our shows are anarchic collaborative works that reside far, far, far from ye olde mainstream.
We also look forward to featuring underground musician and band cameos, as will be featured in Pt.2 with a cameo by the amazing and inimitable Space Lady! (echo, echo)
Jartek - time travellin' scientist, new zombie hordes, and a Space Lady puppet!