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The Custer Wolf


THEME: Tension

SATURDAY  |  2 - 4 PM

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Puppetry | 2018 | 9 min. 44 sec.
Official Selection
Suggested Rating | PG-13
Country | United States
Language | English
Producers | Xperimental Puppetry Theater, Center for Puppetry Arts

Director | Chris Heady
Writers | Chris Heady, Dixon Merritt
Cast | Kurt Dise
[Xperimental Puppetry Theater • NAFCo Film Festival • Puppet Meltdown Puppet Slam • Short Film and Video Festival at Arts on the Riverwalk • Almeria Western Film Festival • The Wild Bunch Film Festival • Go West Film Festival • Alexandria Film Festival • Dunedin International Festival]

With the nine-year reign of the Custer Wolf finally coming to an end, an old storyteller reflects back on the tragic, yet incredible true story of the World's Greatest Criminal Outlaw.


Chris Heady is an Associate Digital Puppeteer (voice of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup) with The Hershey Company. He’s also portrayed the Conductor of the Hogwarts Express for THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, and Puppeteered for Walt Disney World and Angela Beasley's Puppet People. He received his Digital Puppetry training from The Jim Henson Company. He earned a Guinness World Record for being the first to adapt a Graphic Adventure (video game) into a Stage Play. His film THE CUSTER WOLF premiered at XPT through The Center for Puppetry Arts on May 2018.


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