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 …

The Last Jedi is coming…

The trailer for the highly anticipated Star Wars film The Last Jedi premiered on the 9th of September and at the time of writing has racked up over 120.1 MILLION views! Directed by Rian Johnson the film picks up right where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off.  Following the adventures of Rey, Poe, Finn and of course BB-8. Brian has …

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 …

VIII has a name….

The latest chapter in the saga has revealed it’s title! Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Directed by Rian Jonson the film will continue the adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe and of course BB-8! Filming on the latest chapter in the series wrapped in July of 2016 and is currently in post production. The movie will be released on 15th December 2017

Rogue One Launches in Brazil

In December 2016 Brian traveled to São Paulo Brazil to promote Rogue One A Star Wars Story. Comicon Experience 2016 is the largest comic and pop culture fan event in the world with a crowd of 200,000 attendees!   Featuring presentations and exclusive footage from the likes of HBO, Netflix, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. Brian brought exclusive creature footage …

Get ready to go Rogue!

Throughout 2015 Brian was once again working with Neal Scanlan’s CFX team at Pinewood Studios on Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars spin off movie Rogue One. This Star Wars story sees a small group of Rebels steal the plans for the dreaded Imperial Death Star and set in motion the events of the original 1977 movie. Brian was involved with many …

Celebrating Star Wars

In July this year Brian, along with key members of Neal Scanlan’s CFX crew, was invited to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe at London’s Excel Centre. This annual event is a global gathering point for all things Star Wars and Brian was thrilled to be part of the Creatures and Droids of the Force Awakens panel hosted by Star Wars …

That's how he rolls…

  In June of 2014 Brian began filming on Star Wars The Force Awakens, having spent almost 12 months as puppeteer consultant for the film.  In a recent interview with Star Wars.com it was revealed that Brian performed the role of the newest droid in the Star wars saga BB-8. This complicated puppet was a combination of animatronics, rod puppetry, …