The Last Wi-Fi…

BB-8 is back in a new commercial for Verizon. To tie in with the release of Star Wars The Last Jedi, BB-8 has gone deep into enemy territory and finds himself pitted against BB-9E. Shot at Pinewood Studios, Brian and Neal Scanlan’s team were on hand to puppeteer both BB-8 and BB-9E for this commercial which will air throughout December …

Moz the Monster comes home for Christmas…

  In October Brian, working alongside fellow puppeteers Derek Arnold and Tom Wilton and alongside Millennium FX brought Moz the Monster to life for the John Lewis Christmas commercial. Often considered the most prestigious advertising  campaign of the year, the John Lewis Christmas ad is seen by many as the first sign that Christmas has finally arrived. Millenium FX built …

Pick Snot!

Brian can reveal that he is the puppeteer behind Snot.  The lovable ‘Toy nobody wanted’ in Smyth’s Toyshop’s new ad campaign. Directed by Chris Palmer and produced by Gorgeous and McCann Manchester the commercial tells the story of a reject toy who saves the day and finds friends. Narrated by David Walliams the campaign is a combination puppetry, suit work …

Master of Puppets!

Brian’s hands are currently touring the world with global metal band Metallica.  Brian shot footage of his hands recreating the classic album cover artwork from the 1986 Master of Puppets. This video is used in Metallica’s World Wired tour where during the show Brian’s hands appear above drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett and ‘puppeteer’  them from above through …