Meet Otto Baxter, director and writer of 'The Puppet Asylum', a boisterous musical comedy-horror that becomes an outlet for his emotions and a method of coming to terms with the real world.
In this hugely entertaining and insightful film, we follow Otto Baxter, a 35-year-old man with Down Syndrome, over 6 years, as he writes and directs a foul-mouthed, autobiographical, comedy-horror musical, set in Victorian London.
Otto, who has always struggled to explain how he feels, uses his film ‘The Puppet Asylum‘ to explore his birth, adoption and his epic battle with ‘The Master’ – an evil magician bent on controlling his life.
During the process of making his film, Otto’s birth mother dies and he is forced to confront life in the real world, and to plan for his future. Otto’s friends, the filmmakers Bruce Fletcher and Peter Beard, support him to bring his vision to life, but also learn more about his unique perspective on the world and how they can play a role in his future.
All screenings will be followed by The Puppet Asylum (30 mins).