Halloween is solidly several days behind us, but before you start singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” check out this music video for “Dracula Goes to Town” produced, directed and edited by Woodrow Wilson grad Will Schutze.
Schutze, a puppeteer for more than a decade, created and operated the puppets used in the novelty tune for the Dallas-based duo Rags O’Hooligan and Regina DeBilio. Together, they make up the band Honey Folk. O’Hooligan wrote “Dracula Goes to Town” last year, and it was included on the band’s new album released by State Fair Records.
“Right away, we both thought, ‘Man, Will Schutze would do an amazing job making a video for this,'” DeBilio told the magazine American Highways.
In just a week, Schutze carved Dracula, sewed his outfit and handmade the set pieces.
“We are so impressed by and grateful for his enormous effort to make this all happen,” Honey Folk posted on Facebook. “Every time we watch the video, we catch new little details that Will put in. This collaboration was so much fun. We really hope you enjoy ‘Dracula Goes To Town.’”
Watch the video here:
In 2013, Schutze created his puppet show, Mr. Bonetangles, and traveled the country doing street performances. He was spotted by director and producer Jon Favreau, and they appeared in Favreau’s film, “Chef” in 2014.
Schutze is the son of East Dallas neighbors Jim Schutze, a Dallas Observer columnist, and Mariana Greene, the retired home and garden editor of The Dallas Morning News.
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