For more than a decade eccentric filmmaker Johannes Nyholm has worked on films featuring a little clay figure he calls “Puppetboy.” Many hours of animation have been completed, yet very little has been made available to the public. Following the artist behind the scenes we discover a very intimate relationship between him and his protagonist.
This short film formed part of the program for the Hors Piste at the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Johannes Nyholm, born in 1974, is an artist and film director based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
His work is usually presented in a wide range of forums. The animated film series The Tale of Little Puppetboy f.x was originally shown at, and made for, gallery screenings. But it has also been shown widely on festivals around the world, most notably at The Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. His music videos were made for distribution on TV, but have also been shown widely on galleries and film festivals. The music video Twice, for Little Dragon, was the origin for the short film Dreams from the Woods, which also premiered at The Directors’ Fortnight. Even before being completed, his latest short Las Palmas has already gained world reputation through a trailer more successful than any Hollywood Blockbusters’.
That aspect is something that characterizes his work in general – the quality to communicate through both what is commonly known as “high culture” – and “low culture” channels… read more