Interview with 4 Foam Fingers on!

TL;DR – Fred Chong Rutherford talks about why he started the Help Machine and what it has to do with puppets! is a fun website from a guy named Steve all about things pop-culture, including many things puppety! Steve is doing an interview project called ‘4 Foam Fingers,’ wherein the interview subject gets asked 4 questions.

  1. Where did you get your start in Puppetry? Was there a moment where you knew puppets would consume your life?
  2. Do you have a favorite moment in your career, or a project that you feel defines your body of work?
  3. Where do you draw character inspiration from? Do you have a set way of creating or do you allow spontaneity to take over?
  4. Name one tip you would give an aspiring puppet builder / performer?

For the answers, and to check out other interview’s in Steve’s 4 finger series, read the Help Machine’s interview on 4 Foam Fingers!