Following the smash-hit success of WarHorse, Handspring Puppet Company has scaled up production of the horse puppets. These puppets, destined for major stages around the globe, are lovingly carved, stitched, shaped, welded, glued and painted by a small team in a studio in Cape Town.

See the people and processes behind the award-winning puppets in this short documentary, directed by South African filmmaker Clifford Bestall.

Produced by the Royal National Theatre, as a companion to their Making War Horse, The Puppet Factory gives viewers an exclusive look behind the scenes of one of the world’s most important puppet companies.