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A feature-length documentary about competitive jigsaw puzzling. Coming in 2014.

Wicker Kittens

About the Film

Open the box. Dump out all the pieces. And scramble for your lives. Because this is competitive jigsaw puzzling. And it’ll turn even the mildest of mannered Midwesterners into stone-cold competitors.

Every January, the top teams in the game gather at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in frigid Minnesota to determine the fastest puzzlers in the country.

Wicker Kittens invites you to choose your favorite contestants—the returning champs, the upstart challengers, the sunny family or the dark horse team with nothing to lose—and watch them try to put the pieces back together.

get a sneak peak

The Trailer

a film by Amy C. Elliott & Mike Scholtz.

About the Filmmakers

Amy C. Elliott is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. Her work has appeared in a whole bunch of publications you’ve already heard of, including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her documentary film World’s Largest premiered at SXSW in 2010.

Mike Scholtz works in marketing by day, documentary filmmaking at night and as a film festival programmer on the weekends. His film Wild Bill’s Run was selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in 2012.


This project was funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008