In 2014, They Might Be Giants announced a video contest for their song, Am I Awake?. We scrambled to produce the footage we needed before I left the country for a UNIMA scholarship residency with Luman Coad. After a mad rush and enormous amounts of work, we submitted it. It was 1:00 AM as Hannah Miller, my colleague, told me that we won.

Out of 150 videos, John Hodgman selected our video (and two others) as the victors. In his words:

...for the video I call ‘Murderous Puppet Typewriters.’ Startling, original, repulsive in the most beautiful way, it engages with the lyrics without being an on-the-nose dream sequence. And the physics of puppet dismemberment are as accurate as I recall from puppet medical school.