Jeff Achtem

Brunswick, Victoria

Puppeteer, storyteller, entrepreneur

Jeff grew up in a vibrant Canadian family, infused with a healthy spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity. Studying theatre in Canada, France and Australia, he was particularly drawn to the power of storytelling through shadow puppetry. He went on to develop and perform imaginative solo shadow puppetry shows under the Bunk Puppets name. Featuring silhouette characters that portray a remarkable range of emotions, the shows have gained Jeff glowing reviews and gongs worldwide. He aims to grow Bunk Puppets into a formal theatre company so he can share the magic with more people, particularly in regional areas. “The Australian community benefits enormously from a vibrant performing arts landscape. With a new company, I plan to continue to inspire and engage audiences with world-class puppetry theatre.”

Jeff Achtem