For nearly three decades Brian has been lucky enough to work with some of the best performers, builders, directors and technicians in the business.
He can therefore advise on many aspects of a project from casting to set design. Puppet training to fabrication. Staging, movement and performance.
Some of his consultancy clients include: Lucasfilm and Bad Robot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One A Star Wars Story where he helped develop and cast creatures, aliens and droids for the saga. Kevin Wallace Productions for the stage musical Lord of the Rings, Birmingham Rep, Hackney Empire, Passion Pictures, Sally Humphries Productions, The Hiss and Boo Company Virgin Media and Marvel Studios.
Brian was brought in on Rise of the Appliances (pictured) by producer Richard Holmes (Waking Ned, Shooting Fish, Eden Lake) to advise on and perform the many SFX puppet shots in the film.
Brian oversaw puppet design and performance for the national tour of the much loved children’s book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’. The show was directed by children’s theatre legend David Wood O.B.E. Brian worked closely with David and the cast to bring Scott Brooker’s delightful puppet creations to life.
He was also involved in the design of Birmingham Rep’s 2010 production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. For more information on the plants for this production click HERE.
Brian also acted as consulting puppeteer on the 2020 BritBox reboot of ‘Spitting Image’.
You can read Neal Scanlan, Richard Holmes, Scott Brooker and David Woods’ comments along with others on the testimonial page.