We're the creators of Fogtown, a puppet-based mystery/comedy series that utilizes the same virtual production techniques behind The Mandalorian. Ask us anything!
Hello, mystery enthusiasts and puppet fans! We're the team behind Fogtown, a new take on Sherlock Holmes made through the medium of finger puppets.
Fogtown blends old-fashioned puppeteering with cutting-edge virtual production tech. We film our puppets in front of large screens with realtime 3D environments in the Unreal Engine — the same way The Mandalorian is made, but on a micro scale.
We're neck-deep in crafting a pilot episode of Fogtown as well as a short choose-your-own-adventure game. We're working with some incredible voice actors, including Stephen Russell (Garrett from the Thief games, as well as probably most of your favorite characters from Skyrim and Fallout 3 & 4) and Rizwan Manji (Ray Butani in Schitt's Creek and Jamil the janitor in Peacemaker). Our videogame project is an FMV throwback, featuring actors like Dean Erickson (who's last and only other game role was playing Gabriel Knight in The Beast Within / GK2) Paul Morgan Stetler (the star of Phantasmagoria 2), Lenval Brown (Disco Elysium's narrator) and Rupert Booth (Contradiction)!
Here's a video that shows off what we're aiming for. You can visit our website for much more info about Fogtown. Oh, and we've been posting new videos every single weekday on our YouTube channel to promote our ongoing fundraising that closes August 30th!
We're here to answer questions about Fogtown, puppetry, virtual production, or other projects we've made (last year, our director made a finger puppet show about a Reddit argument that this site seem to enjoy quite a bit). Ask us anything!
(Currently present are series creator directors Sean Parker & Austin Hillebrecht and co-writer Devon Rawlings. Stay tuned for the appearance of possible special guests from our cast.)
The Puppets: https://imgur.com/qvUSxHn
Proof: Here's my proof!
EDIT: Looks like things are winding down, thank you everyone for participating today! We had a blast making silly puppet videos. Yes, even for the mean questions. We'll keep monitoring this account for a bit so feel free to send in latecomer questions over the next few days and we'll do our best to answer them all.