Creator:NYC-based sculptor/filmmaker George Higham attended the
School of Visual Arts on a merit scholarship, graduating with a BFA
in the late 80's, where he met co-producer/post production supervisor
Tony Pellegrino. His SVA thesis film, NECROMANIA was broadcast on PBS.
His early career consisted of creating special effects for film and
television. He then began to create sculpture and jewelry for worldwide
gallery exhibition and sale. ANNABEL LEE presented a challenge to all
of his skills, from designing and sculpting the puppets and sets, to
bringing them to life using various special-effects techniques in a
dramatic tale of "puppet love."
His passion for old, fantastic literature and interest in puppetry seemed
to make ANNABEL LEE inevitable. Another aspect that he found appealing,
that's quintessential Poe, was the point of view of the narrator. "Cinematically,
this POV allows for a very expressionist world, as the viewers see through
the eyes of the possibly disturbed mind of the main character,"
Mr. Higham says. " In this film, Poe sees himself as a mere plaything
of cruel and envious angelic beings with this in mind, I designed them
as I felt that he would see them and they're unlike any angels and cherubs
that you've ever seen!"
Since the completion of ANNABEL LEE, Mr. Higham has finished another
stop-motion puppet short, this one contracted by Toxic Toons based upon
the gonzo-cartoonish character "Meatboy."
Animated footage from ANNABEL LEE has appeared CRADLE OF FILTH's music
video for "Mannequin."
George Higham works at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York
City, providing forensic radiography to the city morgue. He x-rays the
dead to aid in the identification of bodies and to document evidence
in criminal investigations.
1988 - Necromania, 20 minutes, SVA Thesis
film of a dark/occult nature.
2001 - Annabel Lee, 20 minutes, stop-motion
2002 - Meatboy, 3 minutes, stop-motion
animated/puppet promo video
2003 - Mannequin, 4 minutes, music video
for CRADLE OF FILTH (directed by Thomas Mignone)
2003 - present - The Wormwood Tarot, in-
progress video documentary detailing the creation of "The Wormwood
Tarot" in addition to the "Welcome to the Wormwood World"
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