Princess and the Peacock

The Princess and the Peacock is a puppet film made from an original screenplay that I wrote with the intention of making a film in English that followed the plot lines of ancient Roman comedy while incorporating  aspects of both the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, “The Princess and the Pea” and Greek and Roman mythology.

The King, an old man, ostensibly wants to find a bride for his son.  In reality, he is looking for a liaison with a young woman.  His son, having had many failed relationships, is more interested in joining a band than in finding a wife. The Queen and her unusual accomplice – the Peacock – band together to thwart the King’s scheme.  All ends well with a wedding, but not the one the viewer might expect.

The puppet players can be seen on this page.