A talented and acclaimed New Yorker dreams of the big-time. But does the big-time even exist when your muse is a lip-synching dummy?
Produced by Emily Sheskin and Veena Rao for Narratively's "Making It As An Artist Week" (June 30-July 4, 2014)
Carla Rhodes has been a performer in New York City for over ten years. After Rhodes met her muse—a puppet named Cecil Sinclaire—the pair have starred in numerous web videos and live performances together, hoping to catch the big break that will lead to mainstream success.
Emily Sheskin is a director and editor who has worked on award-winning documentaries, TV specials, and advertising campaigns. Her work has been featured in CREATIVITY, Fast Company’s CoCreate, and Huffington Post. She lives in New York City with her awesome and very fluffy cat B.K. You can find her on twitter @elusiveemily.
Veena Rao is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and producer. Her short documentaries have screened at festivals worldwide, aired on Current TV and the Documentary Channel and have been featured on sites such as Huffington Post and Sound on Sight. She has also produced content for various publications and organizations including The New Yorker and the Guggenheim Museum.
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