U R Tha 1!
During my senior year at MICA, I designed and built seven original puppet characters for U R Tha 1!, a funk musical short-film created by Mike Smith for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society's Puppet Six-Pack.
U R Tha 1! follows Tresey, a conduit of the funk, in this groovy urban odyssey that will change the hood forever. Can Tresey and his funkateers bring back the funk before curfew? Put the needle to the groove, join the gang, and find out now!
Below, I have included a short clip from the film, images of all the puppets, and the original design illustration for the characters. Lavender Pearl's dress was constructed by AG Sherman (IG: @bobbinyaga).
Watch the short film in its entirety by clicking the button below.