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A dark, funny fable about a girl born with a tail, starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto
A dark, funny fable about a girl born with a tail, starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto
635 backers pledged $50,795 to help bring this project to life.

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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

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

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...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Cautionary-Tail/188453984500832

For a preview of prints available, visit the SHOP page on our website.. 

http://acautionarytail.com/

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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    The Fan Pack - A Cautionary Tail Limited Edition DVD or Blu-ray signed by the director Simon Rippingale and writer Erica Harrison, with additional making of documentary, commentaries, interviews with Simon and Erica + all of the above

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