A Show of Hands
A Show of Hands is a documentary film directed by Wright State University film student Sean W. Mangan. The 10-minute film tells the personal story of how puppeteer Terrence Burke’s passion for puppets turned his life around after suffering a tragic loss in 2001. It is one man’s story of self-therapy, by sharing joy with others and helping himself heal. One puppet show at a time.
Enjoy the film
A Show Of Hands – Directed by Sean W. Mangan (2015)
Production of the film
The film was shot on location over several days in October of 2015 in the Cincinnati, Ohio, and at Wump Mucket Puppets performances in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Eric Dickey assisted with sound and lighting during the segments of the film that was shot in Cincinnati.
The film’s premiere screening was at the WSU Motion Pictures Program 16th Annual Doc Night at the campus of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio on February 12, 2016. Sean received an A grade for the film. Bravo Sean!
The Cincinnati screening was on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Public Library of Cincinnati’s Northside Branch. It is interesting to note that this is the very same library that Burke’s puppet troupe made their very first library performance in July 2011.
Film Screening Inquiries
Terrence Burke and a couple of his fun-loving puppet characters are available to screen the film at your library or special event. A 45-minute question & answer session follows the film. Screenings may be booked via our CONTACT PAGE. A $100 speaking fee is requested.
Enjoy the film’s trailer