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Latest News: "Pitch New Works" in Action

Our Time Machine, the Documentary

Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (2 Comments)

Today, we’re highlighting Papa’s Time Machine produced by PaPa Puppet Cultural Development Co, Ltd, introduced to ISPA delegates at the Pitch New Works session of the New York 2016 ISPA Congress.

Papa’s Time Machine is a piece of contemporary theater inspired by the creator and director Maleonn’s relationship with his father as he developed Alzheimer’s and the related amnesia. Through the use of life size puppets, the work explores a bond between father and son amidst this shifting reality.

Throughout the development of the work (including their pitch at ISPA!), Maleonn worked with documentary filmmakers to chronical what it means to be an artist in China across the 20th century and today. It just premiered at the Tribeca International Film Festival in New York where it received the juried award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature Film. It continues to tour the film festival circuit - perhaps there is a screening near you (find out here!).

Our Time Machine from Walking Iris Media on Vimeo.

With a proven track record for success. ISPA's Pitch New Works program continues to assist works in development with securing touring dates, regional agents, co-commissions, premiere, and more. Interested in presenting Papa's Time Machine? Contact Ma Liang, PaPa Puppet Cultural Development Co., Ltd, Creator & Director.


ISPA Team says...
Posted Sunday, May 19, 2019
Thank you, Cathy, for sharing this review!
Cathy Barbash, Barbash Arts Consulting Services says...
Posted Saturday, May 18, 2019
This documentary just received a splendid, sensitive and thought-provoking review from Variety. Here it is: