How Do We Sing?

*Listen to our WGN Interview from the show's premiere in November 2014!

*Read our 2016 Indie Activity Interview with Nicola Rose!  

*Winners: Cinematography & Sound Design in Romania's 12 Month Film Festival!

How Do We Sing? is the imaginative film project starring three creatures who embark on a journey to experience the fullness of life in a complicated world. Every nonverbal episode presents an emotional voyage of visuals and music, inviting you to share in the love, solidarity, and sense of wonder! Come experience what is truly a show for all ages by enjoying How Do We Sing?

Contact the team behind How Do We Sing?


The Show's Creators, Writers, Directors, and Puppeteers:

Jarod Facknitz is a composer, filmmaker, musician, and voice-over artist in Chicago.  Facknitz began learning puppetry under the tutelage of Brad Lowe (co-creator of the nationally-syndicated Hot Fudge from 1974 to 1980).  Facknitz often performs the puppet Harumph.

Erin Flynn is a musician, teacher, children's songwriter, and creator of Animal Singdom.  Erin has built and performed her own live children's puppet shows and puppeteered in Redmoon Theater's Winter PageantsMoby Dick, and The Cabinet.  She is currently the Program Manager for Kids' Music at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.  She often performs the puppets Bellabird and Fantashtick

Others who make How Do We Sing? possible...

Bob Wolanin - founder of Bob's Imaginary Friends, Wolanin is the man behind the construction of the How Do We Sing? creatures.  This Character Designer has appeared on the Weekly Special, designing and building characters for clients all over the world!  Based on drawings and photos supplied by the show's creators (which were inspired by viewing Bob's Hall of Puppets), Wolanin added his own unique style to make each character come to life!  

Kara Rosengren - a versatile artist with experience in choreography and movement, Rosengren assisted with puppeteering duties during the filming of Episode Two in 2015. 

Rocky Seeger Cytrynbaum  - a young apprentice at the tender age of ten, Rocky has helped out with several How Do We Sing? film and photo shoots!

Matthew LaFleur - a seasoned Evanston-based illustrator who does doodling for everything from books and magazines to beer labels and logos, LaFleur assisted with puppeteering duties on Episode Six and Episode Eight!

*Official Selection: London International Film Festival 2016

*Official Selection: Spain's Painted Birds Film Festival 2016

*Official Selection: Broken Knuckle Film Festival 2016

*Official Selection: Frostbite International Film Festival 2017

*Official Selection: Art All Night Film Festival 2017

*Official Selection: Bali'sMinikino Film Week 2018

*Official Selection: Moonrise Film Festival 2018