Welcome to the whimsical world of Leroy's Place! Since 2007, artist Serene Bacigalupi has taken old vintage paintings and given them new life by adding her lovable monsters to the once discarded landscapes. In 2015, Serene partnered with renown puppet artist, Jacques Duffourc, and together they launched a project to bring Leroy's Place paintings to life through puppetry. Directed and edited by Ben Johnson, Hot Air Balloon Animals is the first film in this exciting series.
Hot Air Balloon Animals is currently being shown at film festivals, so check out our screening link for screenings near you!
Follow our progress on our second puppet film "You Can't Play With Us" via Leroy's Place on Facebook!
Director Ben Johnson, Creators Serene Bacigalupi & Jacques Duffourc