As Theo and Celeste play a game of ‘would you still be my friend if’ to test their new friendship, their hypothetical questions become reality, forcing them to confront their deepest fears and strongest yearnings.
Theo & Celeste is a mixture of stop motion and live action, it was made with a minimal budget on a miniature set with puppets and hand painted backdrops. The live action featured hand painted humans to replicate the visual style and environment that the puppets live in. The film was designed to look like a two dimensional painting in a three dimensional world.The film was selected to be made for TEDx Sydney 2018 as part of the film program featuring shorts based on the theme Humankind.
Velvet presents Theo and Celeste 
Directed by Hannah Dougherty
Written by Duncan Ragg and Hannah Dougherty
Produced by Rona Lewis and Imogen Darling-Blair
Starring Duncan Ragg and Shannon Ashlyn
Director of Photography Hannah Dougherty
Brass Tacks Production Design
Puppets Ara Nuri Steel
Miniatures Courtney Westbrook
Costume Design Ash Bell
Hair and Makeup Amber Adams
1st AD David Burrowes
Lighting Jason Rogers and Kate Cornish
Editor Stewart Arnott at The Editors
Flame Operator Matt Edwards
Colourist Angela Cerasi
Music Wil Hughes
Sound Design and Mix Joseph Dutaillis
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