Puppet Designer/ Art Director
Production Designer: Alex Woodward
Neil; an imaginative 8 year old boy who grew up in his parent's bohemian style house. He is surrounded by a fruitful lifestyle of music and art but the balance is disrupted when we learn that Neil's mother could be sick with cancer. This causes an uncomfortable distance within the household which Neil can barely detect through his naivety. In an attempt to protect her son's innocence, Neil's mother describes the word 'chemotherapy' as a "distant planet". This stimulates Neil's imagination and inspires him to visualise a futuristic spaceship in his very own garden shed in order to travel to "planet chemo" and in turn save his mother from ill health. Accompanied by his noble crew of pet mice, we follow Neil's adventure through the cosmos while facing all of its mysterious obstacles.
Written and Produced by David Tallon
Directed by Jon Moy
Cinematography by Joe Cook