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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.

New Character to be designed by Brian Froud

Posted by Toby Froud (Creator)

We have made it safely to England, to the home I grew up.  I've been sitting with my parents celebrating the world and especially you, my supporters. Your support, words and belief in this, is amazing.  I am truly touched by this whole experience. I have been sharing my project with my father, Brian Froud, who loves the script, the designs, and the whole feel of the film.   In fact, as we were talking about where I wanted to push the piece and the ideas I have to make it have more impact,  my father has agreed to give his time and contribute to the project.  He will be doing a design for a character that our hero will encounter along his journey. I am very excited!!

Here is the goal, at 35,000 I will be able to create the puppet of my fathers design for the film.  As a reward I will give an Exclusive Postcard sized print of his design for this new character to everyone who has pledge $25 or more, and I will create an new $30 pledge level for an 8 by 11 print of the design this exclusive design.   If you've already pledged and want to add this 8x11 print, just increase your pledge by $30 and send me a note.

I am pushing this piece in all the directions I can, by collaborating in different ways with wonderfully creative people. I am honored that I get to do this with my father, Brian Froud.
Let's keep Sharing, Liking and please support if you're able.  If we reach that goal there will be more!


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      mnemocat on

      Oh Toby I am so so happy!!! For you with your family in your childhood house, and for the amazing environment that allowed you to be, sharing this whole fantastic wonderful world.
      I am over the moon knowing that even your father is going to help you along this project.

      I really hope the goal will be met soon!

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      Spring Anderson on

      I'm pulling for you to get way more than you need... would be amazing to see something more feature length? ;) Hope that's not just wishful thinking!

    3. Luke Peterson on

      @Clea Baumgartl - you can change your tier. Just go to manage your pledge and you can choose one with the DVD.

      Anyway, I finally got on board this. Have loved many Froud things over the years, and with the announcement of region free blu-rays and then this print I just couldn't pass it up!

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      Clea Baumgartl on

      Great! I'm glad to see that you have surpassed your goals :) If I would have known that the dvds were going to be region free I would have gone for that instead of the digital download...But anyway the most important thing is that the film will be made. By the way if you need any volunteers I would love to come and help... I am quite creative with all kinds of materials but can also do things like cook and clean :) It would be fantastic to be a part of the magic!

    5. Elizabeth-Jane Baldry on

      Great news. Can't wait to see what Brian creates and what fun for you two to work together. xx

    6. Sally Edwards on

      Can I ask - will the $35 pledge level just revive the Froud print not the poster, film etc?

    7. Bess Katerinsky on

      This is great news! I'm already a fan of the work of both your parents, and I can see your own work is really creative and engaging as well. A collaboration sounds fantastic; I hope you hit the stretch goal!