Saturday, August 27, 2011

Being Elmo panel at the 2011 Traverse City Film Festival

Kevin Clash and the filmmaking team behind "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" appeared at the Traverse City Film Festival last month to showcase their award-winning documentary, and talk about the creation of the film. Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon; however few people know his creator, Kevin Clash. "Being Elmo" takes a look at the life and work of Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, the documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

In person for the live panel discussion on July 27, 2011 were Kevin Clash, Constance Marks (director), James J. Miller and Corinne LaPook (producers), Philip Shane (co-director), Justin Weinstein (writer/editor), and Elmo. You can watch the whole thing below. Enjoy!