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Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash.
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Being Elmo follows Clash s remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates he wanted to be a part of Henson s team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of Sesame Street on a daily basis.
With a supportive family behind him, Kevin made his dreams come true.
Featuring interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and Clash himself, filmmaker Constance Marks insightful and personal documentary tells the story of one of the world s most adored and recognizable characters and the visionary behind the icon.
Awards and Accreditations:
Sundance Film Festival, Special Jury Prize - Documentary, 2011.
We bought this as a training video for our church puppet team. It's a superb mix of inspirational story, technical tips and the power of puppets to interact with children's... Read morePublished 17 months ago by PeteB
Amazingly good. Buy it! Was recommended by a friend and is just fantastic. Very informative and funny to watch A*Published 18 months ago by Deborah Regan