Last year we were fortunate enough to stumble upon one of the best documentary films of the last decade. We were lucky enough to discover Being Elmo, the documentary film about Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash, at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. This time, we were lucky enough to stumble upon a similar film much earlier in the production process.
I am Big Bird is currently in production and tells the story of legendary puppeteer and Jim Henson collaborator, Caroll Spinney. Spinney has portrayed BOTH Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch on Sesame Street since the show began in 1969. He still does. Now Copper Pot Pictures is asking for your financial support in helping them bring the movie to audiences, by donating to the films Kickstarter campaign.
Below you will find the full press release and the short trailer for I Am Big Bird. Be warned if you are a die hard Sesame Street, Muppet or Jim Henson fan you will want to break out the tissues, because even this short trailer will bring out the tears.