Hopeful Monsters (film)
This is the 2021 film-adaptation of the original theatre show. Find out more about the live performance here.
From simple organisms to giant beasts, this is a story of evolution told entirely with hands.
Combining visual theatre, an original soundtrack and puppetry, Hopeful Monsters is a playful exploration of all living things being made of the same fundamental building blocks. Constantly shifting and changing, human hands move and morph in unusual ways, creating unexpected creatures as we journey through water, earth and air.
It’s a story of survival and struggle, of connection and transformation. A reminder of the playfulness of living. After all, we humans are animals too.
Cinematography by Danny Bonnar Productions
Lighting by Euan Jackson
The filming took place at Assembly Roxy and was funded by Creative Scotland.
See a list of festivals and venues we have shared it at since its premiere in 2021.
- Running time
- 40 mins
- adults & children 6 +
- Michael Hyland