Puppet Makers and Performers for Television and Film
Talk to the Hand Productions was founded in 2005 by Andy Heath and Iestyn Evans. Since then, we’ve built and brought hundreds of beloved puppet characters vividly to life on screen.
From building compelling creatures to dazzling practical effects, our combined 40 years of industry experience and unparalleled eye for detail allows us to bring a standard of creative excellence to every stage of production: from workshop, to studio…right through to the edit suite.
We have designed, made, performed and directed characters for the BBC, Disney, The Jim Henson Company, Working Title, Hat Trick, Sky Arts, Ragdoll, Kids TV, Lego and Endemol, but are best known for making the puppets and overseeing all the puppetry for BBC3’s Mongrels, for which we won a Royal Television Society Award in 2012.
In addition, we are trusted puppet consultants for numerous creative agencies and production companies, including AMV BBDO, Wieden and Kennedy, BBH, Mullen and Lowe, Passion Pictures, Grey, Tricycle, Academy Films and Red Bee. Our work includes national and international campaigns for Three Mobile, Travelodge, Walkers, Activia and BT.
Moving into a new phase as a production company, we are developing shows and formats that push the boundaries of innovation in puppetry into the 21st century, while also advocating for better working practices and training opportunities for a new generation of puppeteers.