Jesse Blanchard is a director and writer, best known for his innovative use of puppetry and practical effects to create richly detailed fantasy horror films. His work quickly earned the praise of filmmakers including horror master George Romero, who distributed Blanchard’s zombie short Run for Your Life (2008). In 2010, he established Puppetcore. His Puppetcore shorts have played in several film festivals and won many awards. Energized by the response, he launched the feature-length Puppetcore horror film Frank & Zed in 2014, and finally completed it in seven years.