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My Life with Puppets


The man behind iconic characters Zippy and Sweep!

My Life with Puppets is a documentary film featuring the renowned puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew who was the man behind the iconic characters Zippy from Rainbow, Sweep from The Sooty Show and a range of characters expanding over fifty years.


His extraordinary story of how a visit to the famous The Little Angel Theatre changed his life forever and made him the successful puppeteer that he is today.


Through the art of manipulating a puppet, his skills have mesmerised the children and created wonderful memories that have been carried into adulthood. This nostalgic journey through Ronnie's life, seeks to recreate those wonderful memories while defining what is a puppeteer?

What did we do?

First, we spoke to Okaylah in regards to the messages they wanted to be featured in the video. We spent some time going over concepts and design features for the video. Originally, the promotional videos primarily used blue and yellow throughout, however, Okaylah decided 




In total, we created 2 x 3-minute promotional videos, 4 x 2-minute tutorial videos featuring a voice over.


What did the client say?

"I first met Jake at a Doncaster Chambers event and was impressed with his approach towards identifying and simplifying the OkayLah key messages with detailed storyboards accompanied with structured timetables. Throughout the process, Jake regularly updated the progress and continued to contribute so always looking to improve on the original concept.


Jake is very enthusiastic and a  pleasure to work with, highly recommended and I look forward to working with Jake in the future."


Ronnie Le Drew

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