‍‍Jhess Knight

PUPPETEER, PUPPET-SMITH & CREATIVE CONSULTANT

WEB: www.jhessknight.com / www.trashpuppets.com  - EMAIL: jhessknight@gmail.com -

INSTAGRAM/ TWITTER: @jhesspuppets / @trashpuppetsaus

 

BACHELOR OF CREATIVE ARTS (DRAMA)

MASTER'S LEVEL DIPLOMA OF PROFESSIONAL PUPPETRY

CERT IV SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK

APPLIED FIRST AID

 

TRAINING:   

2015 - Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Puppetry Intensive

2015 - Compagne Phillipe Genty, Puppetry Masterclass with Simon T. Rann

2014 - Duda Paiva Co & Black Hole Theatre - Masterclass in body puppetry

2014 - RMIT, Melbourne - Certificate IV Small Business Management

2013- 2014 London School of Puppetry – Masters level Diploma of Professional Puppetry

2014 - Puppetuity, UK - Masterclass: Modeling, Mould Making and Casting

2014 - Garlic Theatre, UK - Masterclass: Joints and Mechanisms

2012 - Gary Friedman Productions - Puppetry for Web and TV

2011 - Victorian College of the Arts - Winter School: Director's Intensive

2010 - Bishop's University, Canada - Semester Abroad

2008-2010 - Deakin University, Melbourne - Creative Arts (Drama) - Bachelor's Degree

 

CREATIVE WORK:   

 

2016

Trash Puppets – co-founder, creative director, trash leader, puppeteer, puppet construction

Love Street Music and Art Festival - puppeteer

Esther Holt – “Seaside” music video – puppeteer (marionette)

 

2015

Trash Puppets – co-founder, creative director, trash leader, puppeteer, puppet construction

Puppetvision – “Peta and the Whale” Melbourne Fringe – puppeteer (marionette + various)

Perch Creek – “Mama Sings” music video – puppeteer, puppet construction (marionette)

Black Hole Theatre - "Where the Wild Things Sing" Summersalt Festival - puppeteer, devisor, puppet construction

Balloon Tree Productions - Specsavers internal videos - props master/ production assistant

 

2014

Apples and Jam - Kids Workshops and Birthday Parties – puppeteer, workshop leader

Balloon Tree Productions/ Stems - "Anahata" music video - concept design, choreography, puppet-smith, puppeteer (marionette)

The Clown and Puppetry Sessions - puppeteer (marionette)

Snuff Puppets, Melbourne - "Everybody" Giant Body Parts – puppet-smith

Port Phillip Eco Centre - Four Custom Glove Puppets – puppet-smith

UNIMA AUSTRALIA - Lorrie Gardner Scholarship Recipient

Little Angel Theatre, London - Various Productions - volunteer

Uberpup, UK - Puppet's Give Bad Advice - puppeteer (glove, lip sync)

Sox'N'Stories Festival, Melbourne - Puppetry Festival - scout/ agent for roving performers

 

2013

Little Angel Theatre, London - Various Productions - volunteer

Avaes Mohammad, UK - Of Another World - Creative collaborator, puppeteer (marionettes)

Angela Roberts Productions, UK - Rhita Flewog - Giant Puppet: puppet-smith, puppeteer

London School of Puppetry - Skipton International Puppet Festival - LSP tent manager, puppeteer (various)

Caroline Astell-Burt, UK - Rabbit's Special Tea - creative collaborator, script development, puppeteer (glove)

The Real Bread Campaign, UK - Promotional Video - puppeteer (glove, lip sync)

August and After, UK - Music Video - puppeteer (marionettes)

SIDS and Kids, Melbourne - "Red Bag Superstars" schools program – puppet-smith, puppeteer, facilitator, script writer

 

2012

Gary Friedman Productions, AUS - Paper's got Talent - puppeteer (paper puppets)

White-Knight Productions, AUS - Pastiche (Web Series) - producer, puppet-smith, puppeteer

White-Knight Productions, AUS - Who Killed John Bearington III (MICF 2012) - director, producer, puppeteer, puppet-smith

Deluge Theatre Company, Melbourne - Dark Heart - co-director

Sox'N'Stories Festival, Melbourne - Puppetry Festival - puppeteer/ workshop facilitator

 

2011

The Puppet Box, Melbourne - The Magical Oak Tree - puppeteer (glove, lip sync)

Australian Shakespeare Company - Macbeth - extra/ stage hand

Snowy Belfast, AUS - Various shows (including album launch) - band/event manager

Melbourne Bike Fest, Melbourne - Crossy's Gig (Music Festival) - band co-ordinator/ event assistant

 

2010

Polyglot Puppet Theatre, AUS - We Built this City - intern