You might know the British puppet show Punch & Judy, but the story is getting a new life in the form of a movie!
What To Expect on 'Judy & Punch'
When asked by our senior correspondent Arthur Kade on what Judy & Punch is all about, director Mirrah Foulkes reveals:
"It's essentially a fictionalized origin story about punching Judy, which is a very less so in America but very well known in the U.K. and Australia puppet play. We've basically turned the story of punching Judy on its head, we've taken all of these dark characters that popped up in that puppet show and we've threaded them into a live-action film."
How 'Judy & Punch' Got Its Beginning
A TWISTED TALE OF LOVE, REVENGE AND PUPPETRY. Mia Wasikowska & Damon Herriman star in Mirrah Foulkes's dark comedy/drama, #JudyAndPunchFilm, based on the 17th cent. puppet show. Available on Digital & VOD, June 5th! RT+FOLLOW us to #win @appletv download codes, thanks @A71Ent! pic.twitter.com/mWyZemQGI5— TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FEST || #TADFF (@TADFilmFest) June 3, 2020
Damon Herriman, who plays Punch, believes this project was bound to have success from the beginning, saying:
"Usually, if the script is good, I find if the script is good, it's hard to mess with something that's really really well written. I just had complete faith in them pulling it off."
Acting To Directing: What Performers Should Take Away
When asked by Kade what advice Foulkes would give to young actors out there who do have aspirations to direct, she offers sound advice:
"I'd say just make stuff. Just make as much stuff as you can. Make bad stuff, make mistakes, try and make good stuff, riot if you want to riot. Just make stuff and know that there's going to be stuff that's not good - but if you keep doing it eventually, it'll get better."
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