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A live action short fantasy film featuring a unique cast of puppets by sculptor, fabricator, and puppeteer, Toby Froud.
922 backers pledged $53,330 to help bring this project to life.

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Production Booklet

Posted by Toby Froud (Creator)

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Email Out, Address Updates Needed

Posted by Toby Froud (Creator)

Hello My Wondeful Kickstarter Backers,

Over the weekend I've emailed each of you, please make sure that you received that email as it contains details about your rewards.   

For those of you who have physical rewards coming your way, please message me through Kickstarter with any change of address details.

Thanks Kindly for your attention to this message.  I hope to get most rewards out by the end of this month!

-Toby Froud

Invisible Steps

Posted by Toby Froud (Creator)

Hello Kickstarter,

Well it has been a very interesting month since my last post. The film having been completed is only the beginning. It is being sent out to festivals around the world, and being met by media with great enthusiasm. It has just won two awards at its first festival FilmQuest in Salt Lake City, UT. Awards were for the Puppets and Production Design/ Art Direction.

What is most important to me now though, are all of you who supported me and this project. Firstly, I am truly sorry for such a delay on the rewards. I have been cutting some behind the scenes footage, as well as outtakes(which I hope you’ll enjoy) for the DVD. DVDs and Blu-Rays should be ordered this week, provided I don’t run into any trouble connecting with the company. The T-shirts are sitting in boxes in a large trunk which all the puppets are currently resting upon (Safe from little sticky baby fingers). Molds have been made for castings of the Thinker Statue and flashdrive. All these steps have taken far longer than I originally anticipated.

I promise I will not make the DVD or digital download available to the public until I have hand delivered your packages to my local Postal Service or emailed download codes.

Again my sincere apologies for the delays, I will endeavor to get the rewards out as quickly as possible.

Thank you so much for your support and belief, I really think you’re going to like what we’ve created.


Toby Froud

P.S.  Check out the website for Stripey Pajama!


Nature's Marionette by the lovely Lillian Todd-Jones

Portland Premiere

Posted by Toby Froud (Creator)

Dear Kickstarter Supporters,

I'm pleased to announce that we are having a Portland Premiere of Lessons Learned. 

This will be a very exciting event for us.  The crew who helped me bring the film to screen will be there, along with my parents, Brian and Wendy Froud.  We're all looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.  I invite anyone who is or will be in the area to get tickets and come join us. 

Kickstarter rewards are being prepared, if all goes as planned I hope to have some gifts ready for supporters whom are able to attend.  If you are coming, please send me a heads up.

Extremely Excited,

Toby Froud

The Lessons Learned Trailer!

Posted by Toby Froud (Creator)

Dear Supporters,

T-Shirts are ordered, behind the scenes section is nearly done, progress is still being made.  I've just put the finishing touches on a trailer to share with the world.  I hope you like it!

I've also built a simple website that I look forward to developing: