I Am Big Bird profiles Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has been behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s first season. Relying heavily on Caroll’s incredible archive of home videos dating back to the 1950s, I Am Big Bird captures how the love radiating from Caroll has created a worldwide cultural icon and answers why he can’t say goodbye to the characters he cherishes.
Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for over 40 years. He’s dined with heads of state, won Emmys and been named a living legend by the Library of Congress. He’s handpicked a successor who has waited, quite literally, in the wings, as his understudy for almost 20 years. But while Caroll’s peers have long since slipped into cozy retirements or pursued other dreams, he has held on with no intention of retiring. I Am Big Bird will be screening at Cinema Nova in Melbourne and Chauvel Sydney from July 30th and we’ve got FIVE double passes to give away!
For your chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line I AM BIG BIRD. Make sure to include your full name, a contact number, address, and that you send from the email address you use most often.
Competition closes July 24th at noon. Good luck!