Short comedic film: Two puppets and their puppeteers, on a first date.
3 principal actors + 10 extras + 30 collaborators + 4 locations + 3 days.
8 mins. Shot on DSLR, with glidecam. Created with Splinter Unit Film Collective. Written with Daniel Falk.
Roles: Director / Co-writer / Associate Producer / Puppet Character Design / Post-Production Supervisor / Voice Director.
Please email stampworks (at) gmail (dot) com for the link & password to watch this film. You can totally watch it! But I can’t publicly post it online before it premieres at a film festival. You know how that goes.
A series of comedic red-carpet and streeter interviews, intercut with film trailers, created to showcase Alliance Films’ presence at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Made 18 videos in 11 days, on a 24-hr turnaround cycle. (Was tired.)
Role: Director / Writer / On-Camera Host / Post-Production Supervisor
Short comedic sign-language film that won the Trinity Square Video Pitch Award at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. Screened in TTC subway stations.
Role: Director / Co-Writer (with Nick Fox-Gieg)
Baker’s Dozen is a solo comedy stage show I directed: one actor transformed one puppet into 12 members of a jury. We worked hard on finessing on the actor’s ability to switch instantly between 12 different comedic characters using changes of voice and physicality as a source of comedy. The transitions were fully visible, and care was taken to make them both lyrical and funny.
Critical praise for the play included:
“Director Nicole Stamp handles the scene transitions skilfully.” – NOW.
“Wonderful voice acting!” – Mooney on Theatre.
“A tour-de-force performance!” – Crew Magazine.
“Hilarious… the audience was thrilled!” – Xtra.
“Unexpectedly subversive… Best of the Fringe!” – Torontoist.
“Top Pick of the Fringe!” – CBC.
The play was then picked up and filmed for TV broadcast, by Bell Media.
The play also recieved two Broadway World Award nominations: “Best Breakout Performance” and “Best Fringe Play”.
Role: Theatre director, Voice director.
Feature film: Just how the hell is a mother supposed to keep her kids and her career alive? A comedy by Pollinator Films.
Roles: Production Manager & First Assistant Director for the final three blocks of shooting.
My job: to cast and direct 160+ background actors, in 10+ locations, including a nightclub scene with 50+ partygoers, and a rally scene involving 80+ parents & their very excitable kids.
Also took on some responsibilities in the areas of logistics, transport, food, wardrobe, propmaking, and art direction. Indie film is fun that way!