Being Elmo

Being Elmo

WINNER—Special Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival 2011

WINNER—Top Ten Audience Favorite – Hot Docs 2011

WINNER—Best of Fest – Seattle International Film Festival 2011

WINNER—Audience Award – Nantucket Film Festival 2011

WINNER—Audience Award – Aspen FilmFest 2011

Long Shot’s Involvement:

Educational Campaign on behalf of Constance Marks Productions Inc.
Consulting Services and Regional Publicity on behalf of Submarine Deluxe

Release Date:

Now Available on DVD, iTunes, & Netflix


Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

“CRITICS’ PICK! A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most famous and fuzziest faces in the world.”

—Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times