Secrets of a Die-Hard Ventriloquist

By Emily Sheskin & Veena Rao | June 30, 2014

Carla Rhodes has been a performer in New York City for over ten years. Since Rhodes met her muse — a puppet named Cecil Sinclaire — the pair have starred in numerous web videos and live performances together, hoping to catch the big break that will lead to mainstream success.

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Emily Sheskin is a director and editor who has worked on award-winning documentaries, TV specials and advertising campaigns. Her work has been featured in CREATIVITY, Fast Company’s CoCreate and Huffington Post. She lives in New York City with her awesome and very fluffy cat B.K. You can find her on twitter @elusiveemily.

Veena Rao is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and producer. Her short documentaries have screened at festivals worldwide, aired on Current TV and the Documentary Channel and have been featured on sites such as Huffington Post and Sound on Sight. She has also produced content for various publications and organizations, including The New Yorker and the Guggenheim Museum.

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