I directed the voiceover sessions (both in English and in French) for these great MAZDA spots. My French is good though not fluent, so I scheduled the English spots first for maximum familiarity with the material. Since French typically requires about 20% more words than the same thought expressed in English, the process of fitting the longer French text into the already-edited visuals was a fun challenge. We made it work!
Short comedic film: Two puppets and their puppeteers, on a first date.
3 principal actors + 10 extras + 30 collaborators + 4 locations + 3 days.
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.
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.
EnviroGirl is a comedic superhero who teaches kids about the importance of conservation. Season 4 was a 10-episode live-action miniseries, with a 7-character storyline, interwoven with comic book panels and voice-over, and each episode included a funny interview with a school-age environmental expert.
EnviroGirl was highly praised by prominent Canadian environmental activist and broadcaster David Suzuki, who guest-starred with EnviroGirl in a previous season. Suzuki was the Environmental Yoda to EnivroGirl’s Recycling Jedi, and he even wore a golden cape.
Role, all seasons: Series lead – EnviroGirl, Character concept.