Soup Yeti is the conceptual, barmy animated sketch show from the mind of Happy Armadillo’s own Jonny Knowles. Featuring an array of surreal, unconventional characters and the vocal talents of Peter Slater (Ideal, Saxondale), Soup Yeti is sure to please those with an appreciation for the weird, and disturb the more straight-laced amongst us.
Peter Slater is an experienced actor and writer who has appeared in several television and theatre productions. His previous work includes ‘Ideal’ (2005-2011) in which he played ‘Alan’ (a disturbed Christian builder) for three series alongside Johnny Vegas. Slater also wrote and starred in ‘Slaterwood’ (2009) which he created for channel 4 comedy lab which earnt him an RTS award nomination ‘Best Comedy Programme’. Slater provides various voices for Soup Yeti and also starred in Happy Armadillo’s ‘Drifter’ (2013) with Billy Murray.
Will Booth is an upcoming actor and director for Happy Armadillo Films. Will has appeared in a number of short films including ‘Decline of Thaumaturgy’ (2011) which earnt him and his co-star (Jonny Knowles) a joint award for ‘Best Comedy Performance’ at the Screen Stockport Film Festival. Will also received an award for his writing in 2011 from Salford University for short film ‘Ella’ (directed by Jonathan Boothby) and in 2012 made his directing debut with ‘Drifter’, Happy Armadillo Film’s latest short starring Billy Murray (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, One in the Chamber).
Jonny first became involved in making independent short films in 2007. Since then, he has written, produced and performed for many different projects. In 2011, Jonny won Best Comedy Performance shared with Will Booth at the Screen Stockport Film Festival and featured in the horror short Hoodie Holocaust which screened at Manchester’s AMC cinema as apart of the Grimm Up North Film Festival. In 2012, Jonny turned his attention back to making films and produced Happy Armadillo’s latest short drama ‘Drifter’ as well as the short animation ‘Soup Yeti’ and a number of music videos.
Antony has been acting in short films and music videos for almost six years. In that time, he has worked with some of the North’s finest talent including his role as a druggie step-dad in Dave Spikey’s ‘Buzz Dish’ which won the Audience Award at the Cofilmic Film Festival. Antony also performed opposite Billy Murray in Happy Armadillo’s latest short film ‘Drifter’ and will appear on the Crime and Investigation network in a series of reconstructions in March.
James Cunliffe has developed a vast interest in the film making process since 2010, winning an award at Screen Stockport for his directorial debut with the short film ‘The Decline of Thaumaturgy’ 2011. He has continued to hone his skills in pre-production roles through to post whilst studying Media Production and Professional Broadcast Techniques at Salford University but where his true strength lies is within collaboration. With joint efforts from co-writer/ co-producer Jonny Knowles the duo have gone on to create a number of shorts and high quality music videos.
Written, Produced & Directed by Jonny Knowles
Backgrounds & Logo by Jacob Armitage
Dialogue Recorded by Sean Mbaya
Dialogue Mixed by Will Booth
Theme Music by Kardanski & Slim
Produced in association with D5 Media.