Academy Award-nominated production designer K.K Barrett (“Her,” “Where the Wild Things Are”) is directing the production and transforming Eric’s pages into scenes of a film performed right in front of his audience’s eyes. Barrett has materialized the characters of the graphic novel into physical puppets within a miniature set that will be projected as a film above the actual puppeteering. Live music from the Afiara String Quartet will accompany the film and provide a soundtrack to the love story that San has crafted.
Watch in the clip above as we enter the mechanisms behind this incredible production, and see how all of the different components of craft, filmmaking and musical composition come together. If the clip isn’t enough, you can check out The Creator’s Project’s coverage of the production as well.
“Nufonia Must Fall” will come to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September.