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Left alone on her farm in Feudal Japan, 9-year-old Kue descends into a dark world made of paper. A short fairytale about growing up.
Left alone on her farm in Feudal Japan, 9-year-old Kue descends into a dark world made of paper. A short fairytale about growing up.
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    1. Anson Chiu
      on October 16, 2015

      I haven't received a download link yet. I totally forgot about this project...

    2. Yiling Loera on March 17, 2014

      So it looks like some people received the DVD and blu-ray back in October, I haven't received the link? did anyone else receive a link?

    3. Joseph Milone on October 22, 2013

      Received my dvd! Thanks for following through with your project! Great film, great team; wish you guys the best in future endevours!

    4. Jan Kjellin on October 22, 2013

      I just recieved the Blu-ray. Big thanks and congrats to everyone on the team! :)

    5. Mishka Kornai Creator on September 10, 2013

      Hey Alexandre, we will be delivering the online HD streaming version of the film this week (though it may be looking more like the 12th). Those who are receiving physical perks such as posters and photo-booklets will have to wait an additional week or so before those get mailed out due to delays with packaging materials, but goodies soon to come!

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      Alexandre Maneta on September 10, 2013

      10th September. Hope you didn't forgot about that. Will look forward to get the mail. Cheers

    7. Tieg Zaharia
      on August 21, 2013

      Just watched the work-in-progress and wanted to say it's incredible. The animation, sets, and everything were solid. ほんとに凄いです!

    8. Mishka Kornai Creator on August 20, 2013

      Hey everybody,
      My deepest apologies for the late delivery as well as lack of comment response. The project is now in the FINAL stages of completion (inclusion of subtitles and the final sound mix, specifically). The film is in no way dead, and if any of you is interested in watching the 'work-in-progress' version that was screened in its entirety, message this page, or email me directly at for a link. This project had a great deal of setbacks in post production, and small tweaks turned into extended ordeals, lasting longer than expected. We are all extremely excited for you all to watch the film and physical perks will still be going out to backers that signed up for them.

      A final online release/mailing can be expected no later than September 10th.

    9. Elena M. Martinez on August 6, 2013

      Well, I'm still waiting's too soon to give up on it yet, especially when the last update was the end of July. Keep on trucking, guys! =)

    10. Joseph Milone on July 30, 2013

      Honestly, I'm more surprised at how our fellow backers haven't questioned this either. I was really interested in seeing this film, and as Hoggel said it is disappointing to see all of this. Posted a note on the facebook page and hoping for a reply. Who knows, maybe these messages will get to the team.

    11. Hoggel on July 29, 2013

      Is this project now officially dead?
      Now response or update from the creators, no link to the download (which was promised months ago), no info on the DVD / Bluray whatsoever...
      It's very sad, i was happy to help what a appeared to be an talented, eager young team to make their dream movie come true.
      They don't seem to care anymore about their backers or the project and i must say i'm really disaopointed.

    12. Joseph Milone on July 14, 2013

      So um, "very shortly" was like 2 months ago...

    13. Hoggel on July 12, 2013

      Soooo, what about the digital link? I'm still really looking forward too see this :)...

    14. Mishka Kornai Creator on May 14, 2013

      Hey everybody! Get ready, your digital link to Nekko will be sent out very, very shortly!

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      Scott Hughes on March 7, 2013

      Hi, any chance of an official update?


    16. Hoggel on January 29, 2013

      Yeah, an update would be nice, it's been well over two months since the last one.
      And as i mentioned below, i still don't have a facebook account and as much as i like to see something new from this project, i'm not intending to make one ;-).
      So an update here would be nice, at least some stills from the movie or production / behind the scenes photos maybe...

    17. Mishka Kornai Creator on December 19, 2012

      Hi Hoggel, thank you for reaching out. We hesitate to show screens as there is still color correction to be done, and we want to be sure to show our product when it is at its very best. There will be some really cool visual effects work coming along soon, though, and we think it'll be something you'll really enjoy seeing.

      Did you get a chance to go to our Facebook page and see the production photos? We'd post some images of our VFX team at work, but it won't look like much more than people sitting at computer screens. Let us know, though!

    18. Hoggel on December 14, 2012

      Soooo, any news, maybe some screens or pictures of the post-production you would like to share with us (i wouldn't dare to ask for a video ;)?

    19. Leslie Sokolow on September 18, 2012

      You guys are doing such a great job of communicating with your sponsors. We appreciate it!

    20. Hoggel on September 7, 2012

      It's a shame we didn't quite made it to the $15.000 goal and will (probably?) not hear the live score, but congratulations anyway :-)!
      I hope this site will be updated regularly as well, because for various reasons i'm one of the few poeple left who don't have a facebook account ;-)...

    21. Hoggel on September 2, 2012

      Yeah, goal reached :-)! Congratulations!!!
      I hope this film gets a boost in the last few days so that you have enough money to work with!

    22. Mishka Kornai Creator on August 16, 2012

      Hey Hoggel! Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm, it really means a tremendous amount to everyone involved with the project. Pan's Labyrinth is a wonderful film and when pitching/meeting about our film we chose to describethe story as a mix stylistically between 'Pan's' and Spike Jonze's "Where The Wild Things Are." With a young girl protagonist first exploring the world of magic we really hope to tap into the sense of journey and escape from harsh realities that make Del Toro's film so wonderful. At the same time, thematically our story shares a similar arc to that of Max in "Wild Things." Both Kue and Max reject the authority of their mothers and choose to go life alone. It is only when faced with some of the most difficult realities of adulthood (betrayal, conflict, pain, loneliness, loss) that both characters are able to admit their need for the support and love from their mother. As for the film's length, it will be about 20 minutes long. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Thank you and danke schön!

    23. Hoggel on August 14, 2012

      This film looks very promising, i'm really looking forward to see it!

      I have the feeling that an inspiration for your short is an all-time-favorite movie of mine, Pan's Labyrinth (there is even a picture of Ofelia in your trailer, if i'm not mistaken ;)).
      I love the idea that elements of this "european" story will be transferred into feudal Japan.
      It will be exciting to see that, mixed with other elements and ideas!

      Can you give us a hint regarding the lenght of your short film? Just curious...

      I hope this project gets funded very soon!!!
      Greetings from Germany!