About this project
A Cautionary Tail is an animated short film starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto. Directed by Simon Rippingale, the film is based on a children's story by writer Erica Harrison.
Through a collage of 3D animated characters and hand-made miniature sets, we follow the story of a girl born with a tail that expresses her emotions. A dark, funny fable about learning to treasure the things that make us unique, the film is animated by world-class CGI artists and features an original score by Michael Yezerski, composer for the Academy Award-winning short, The Lost Thing.
Everyone working on A Cautionary Tail has sacrificed something to make this film possible, but we need to raise funds to finish the animation, lighting, compositing and post production. Before our campaign began, we'd raised enough money to make a trailer, which you can view on our website. Now we're hoping you'll get involved to help us finish the 13-minute film.
ARE WE 100% FUNDED? NO, NOT YET!
Our initial target of $40,000 has funded animation production, which was the first goal we were hoping to achieve with the support of the Kickstarter community. We now need to raise another 40K to fund lighting, compositing and the final stages of post production.
To show our gratitude, the first 1,000 supporters to donate will have their names added to our limited-edition poster, which will be available for download online.
We've already been blown away by the generosity of the online creative community and by the positive feedback the film has received so far. With your continued support, we hope as many people as possible from all over the world will see A Cautionary Tail!
For more information and a sneak preview behind the scenes, check out our video. From everyone working on A Cautionary Tail, thanks again for your support.
– Simon, Erica and Pauline
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Check out the pictures on our Facebook page from our recent Pop Up Exhibition and 'like' us on Facebook to go into the draw to win a framed print worth $300...
For a preview of prints available, visit the SHOP page on our website..
Finally, it's your last chance to donate to A Cautionary Tail! Our campaign ends at 3.35pm this Wednesday 13th June (Sydney time), so we'd love you to donate if you haven't already. Even small amounts can make a big difference, so get involved to be someone who helped make A Cautionary Tail.
MORE INFO ON OUR REWARDS
All artwork in the $80 reward tier and upwards is signed by Simon Rippingale. The A Cautionary Tail Picture Book is signed by Simon and the writer Erica Harrison, with the option of a personal note written by Erica if desired.
The Industry Screenings admit two people.
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Yes! For $25 you receive the DVD or Blu-ray copy of A Cautionary Tail plus the shipping to you wherever you are in the world!
Unfortunately a digital download of the film is not an option for A Cautionary Tail at this point in time. We apologize to anyone who would like a digital downloadable copy but we promise to keep all our backers up to date with news regarding film festival screenings and any other ways the film will be available to be viewed in the future. We hope A Cautionary Tail will have a very long life where as many people as possible will see the film!
Does the $100 reward buy you one or two tickets to the A Cautionary Tail industry screening in Sydney or New York?
Two tickets! If you buy the $100 reward you may bring a friend along to the industry screening in Sydney or New York and we look forward to seeing you both there!