Dudley and the Toy Keeper’s Chest

This 14-minute storybook fantasy tells the story of Dudley the lamb, the only toy ever created by the world’s finest toy mender. Dudley’s nemesis, the evil wooden wolf Silas, has been terrorizing the store where they live. When Silas turns his menacing teeth toward Dudley ‘s creator, the little lamb must defend his home.


Written and Directed by Patrick Algermissen and Produced by Orion Martindale, Blue Juice’s Thomas Mumme served as Director of Photography. Blue Juice also provided the gear, crew and on-line editing facilities for this award-winning film.

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Patrick Algermissen – Director / Writer • Producer – Orion Martindale

 • Director of Photography -Thomas Mumme • Editor – Patrick Algermissen

 and Adam Miller • Production Design – Ryan C. Wolfgang


Film Festival Awards

7th Annual Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival, Melbourne, FL – November 2005, Winner of the Space Coast Film Commision’s Excellence in Florida Filmmaking Award & a Special Achievement in Cinematography.

2005 USA Film Festival, Dallas, TX – April 2005, Winner of the The Family Award in the National Short Film Competition

11th Annual Festival Internacional de Cine para Ninos (… y no tan ninos), Mexico City, Mexico – August, 2006, Winner of the Audience Award, Best Animated Short


Film Festival Official Selections

22nd Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Chicago, IL – October 2005

2005 Chicago International Reel Shorts Festival, Chicago, IL – October 2005

9th Annual East Lansing Children’s Film Festival, East Lansing, MI – February 2006

Megacon Indie Film Expo, Orlando, FL – Feb. 2006

2nd Annual Bergenfield Film Festival  Bergenfield, NJ – May 2006

Handmade Puppet Dreams for Family(Screened at Newport Beach Film Festivalin Newport Beach, CA- April 2007, in New York, NY – July 2007, and Orlando Puppet Festival in Orlando, FL – October 2007)