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in the news

Socking it to audiences — "A tough, trench-coated detective investigates a mysterious disappearance and an alluring femme fetale in a city on a wartime footing. The Lady from Sockholm unspools familiar plot threads from film noir, only the 70-minute feature is entirely populated by sock puppets."
The Jerusalem Post, July 21, 2009

Red Schtick Mag Review of The Lady from Sockholm — "more than chuckle-funny... I like this movie, because it introduced me to the bold world of sock witticisms and hosiery puns."
Red Schtick Magazine, April 6, 2007

The Lady from Sockholm Review"As good a crime story as it is silly fun. Keeping the zaniness in check are period-perfect compositions, lighting, and clever set dressing."
Liar Society Film Reviews
, November 28, 2006

The Lady from Sockholm Now on DVD — "Beautifully photographed. Shadowy mood lighting and shallow focus help re-create the film noir look and feeling of 1940's detective films."
The Puppetry Journal, Fall 2006

Mmmmm ... movies — "You know how you're mysteriously always losing one sock in the wash? This film might provide some answers." Selected as Metromix's #1 "Choice Feature."
Metromix Baltimore, May 11, 2006

Metromix Movie Review - The Lady from Sockholm — "Sockholm is a lot of fun ... But don't be fooled. The Lady from Sockholm is much more than carefully crafted sock puns."
Metromix Baltimore, Rebecca Hyler, May 11, 2006

21st Century Radio Interview (Real Player Required)
WCBM 680 AM Baltimore, Dr. Bob Hieronimus, May 7, 2006

Cinemagic World Screen Festival 2005 — "A little bit of cinema history...(an) amusing mystery"
BBC, David Parkinson, November 17, 2005

Good Day Alabama Television Interview (10.1 mg) — "A great movie"
FOX 6 News, Karen Church, September 25, 2005

Best of the Fest — "should do for cinematic puppetry what Toy Story did for computer animation"
Birmingham Weekly, September 22, 2005

24 films featured at festival in Tipton — "a high-quality film ... brilliant sets and lighting"
Radio Iowa, Matt Kelley, August 5, 2005

Socks cover the soul of Hardacre"takes the film noir genre and jumps in with both feet"
Quad City Times, David Burke, July 31, 2005

Columbus Alive Review of The Lady from Sockholm — "terrific use of the genre’s heightened visual style"
Columbus Alive, Melissa Starker, July 27, 2005

Film Threat Review of The Lady from Sockholm — "as tense as any film featuring human actors"
Film Threat, Stina Chyn, July 05, 2005

Sock Talk
Film Threat, Stina Chyn, July 05, 2005

Drexel slates 'Summer KidFest'
ThisWeek, Ina Horwitz-Whitmore, June 30, 2005

Drexel's children's series samples rare, fantastic films
Suburban News Publications, Kelly Miles, June 22, 2005

Puppet film world premiere socks it to Atlanta Film Fest
Emory Report, Michael Terrazas, June 20, 2005

Let's Talk About Sox
Creative Loafing, Curt Holman, June 9, 2005

Cinema City
Creative Loafing, Curt Holman, June 9, 2005

She Made It — "an immensely intricate piece of cinematic art using the least likely of media ... an amazing achievement."
Creative Loafing, Hollis Gillespie, June 9, 2005

Making of The Lady From Sockholm, Online interview by Drew Duncan, June 02, 2005

Creative Passions
Piedmont Review, Lori Ann Pelham, November 2004

The Lady from Sockholm Toes the Line Between Comedy and Suspense
The Puppetry Journal (National Publication of The Puppeteers of America), Spring 2004 Issue

additional quotes

"What will almost assuredly emerge as a festival highlight is The Lady From Sockholm, a film noir acted out entirely with sock puppets. A punning good time is guaranteed (the hero is a washed-up gumshoe named Terrence M. Cotton, and the bad guy is named Big Toeny) in this tale of the search for some disappearing hosiery. Sounds like just the thing for Mother's Day, provided Mom has a sense of humor." The Baltimore Sun

"This clever film noir is as inspired by vintage children's cartoons as by Orson Welles. The world's first feature with an all sock puppet cast has all the requisite characters of a good Raymond Chandler novel - a private eye, a double-dishing dame, hostile witnesses, and plenty of dramatic tension - along with nonstop hosiery puns and brilliant sets and lighting." Video Association of Dallas

"(the) hilarious sock-puppet film-noir sendup, The Lady from Sockholm will leave you in stitches for darn sure!" Telli Marin

"as if to prove there is always room for levity, even with subjects as sobering as the Middle East or the raging fires of global warfare, the (Mill Valley) festival has slated The Lady from Sockholm, undoubtedly the first noir tale of a bunch of down-and-out sock puppets battling Knitler’s forces during Wool War II. Can you spot Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray—or at least their socks—in this yarn?" Pacific Sun

"Puppets Sock it to Gumshoes in Punny Spoof. Terrence Cotton is a private investigator who talks tough, drinks hard and fights back. He would be hard to tell apart from Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe if he weren’t a sock ... an offbeat, nontraditional entry.” Columbus Dispatch

"a lot of fun ... top drawer puns"

"a wild, woolly film noir" The Sunday Paper

"one punny movie ... entertaining for kids, but chock full of witty humor for the adults to enjoy all on their own."
Atlanta Film Festival Program

"brilliantly pays homage to traditional film noir classics ... Through humor and puns and wonderfully expressive puppets, this uniquely amusing detective spoof cleverly demonstrates the evils of prejudice and paranoia while entertaining your socks off." Enzian Theater Kidfest Program

screenplay recognition

Start with a great story... before there was a movie, the screenplay for The Lady from Sockholm was recognized by several prestigious screenwriting organizations.

Winner Slamdance Screenplay Competition Award of Excellence (Top 10 of 1,500)
Finalist Cinestory Screenwriting Awards (Top 8 of 850)
Finalist SE Media Award (Top 5)
Semi-Finalist Paramount Picture's Chesterfield Fellowship

press kit

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