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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 19 2016

About

“Ok...What?”

An Interdisciplinary Artistic Extravaganza 

 Hadfield wrote the story as a stage play. It was read aloud Dec. 2015 on The Last Hurrah variety show & podcast. However, the Krimby Tales were not yet finished shape-shifting. Mr. Kevin Cole, (see 'Who?') intuited the Tales' true form. “I think it would make a pretty cool holiday shortfilm. Maybe look into having the stories animated in various fashions. I don't know,”spake the Kev. His excitement was palpable. Emails! Abra Kadabra! Wheedling! Wrangling! Presto! Magic! Krimby! With one talented animator on board, and a professional production company willing to play, the necessary team members soon fell under the Krimby spell. Scrawled snark from once upon a time transfigured into an interdisciplinary artistic extravaganza which we encourage you to support today. Krimby Tales.

The Story 

Cambria, a well-heeled, high-maintenance customer, asks Alice the bookseller for a holiday gift recommendation. When no answer will satisfy, Alice seeks the advice of Ms. Snaggle. Alice leads Cambria through labyrinthine back passages to the office, or perhaps, lair of Ms. Snaggle, an eccentric storyteller who lives in the bookstore basement. Snaggle's three holiday stories are in turns sardonic, absurd and rhyming!

The stories: 

  • The Tale of the KrimbyBeast 
  • The Tale of Lord Kringlejaws 
  • The Tale of Krunk Kringle. 

(All the Tales are will be narrated by Snaggle & illustrated through imaginative animations) Will Cambria find the gift she needs in Snaggle's stories? Will you?

The Satire

Krimby Tales is a secular take on the trappings and traps of materialistic holiday observance. Nothing in this project deals specifically with religion or the Christmas story.

Stephen Sues' Nutkraken
Stephen Sues' Nutkraken

The Animation

This a key element to bringing the Krimby Tales within the Krimby Tale to life. Once shooting is complete, audio of Snaggle's Krimby Tales will be sent to Stephen Sues and David Luna. This is where the bulk funds are being sent so these two can hunker down and focus on telling the tales. Above you can see Stephen Sues' Nutkraken animation, a small portion of his work found on CowWolf. Below is David Luna's Animal's Fighting Trailer, he's done a large amount of artwork for The Annual and is a founder of the Something Art Coalition. Together, they can really bring the Krimby Tales to life in ways we mere mortals could never imagine.

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“How, prithee, but how?!”

Do you want to see Krimby Tales? You can make it happen! This project needs to be 100% crowdfunded. We are ardently grateful for any contribution you make. What will we use your money for? Mostly to pay animators, actors, crew and Honeytoad, with a tiny slice for costume and props. Why is “so much” of the budget devoted to the animators? Because animation takes the most time, our team are professionals, and we strive to pay them at industry standards.

Full Disclosure: Neither Lydia Hadfield nor Kevin Cole will make a cent from this endeavor. They just want to pay their collaborators fairly for their hard work, and make Krimby Tales into a short film

*Pie chart courtesy of William Playfair who invented the pie chart, a deliciously metaphorical representation of quantitative data*

Why?...or “Why Give KrimbyTales My Hard-earned Currency?”

  • You want to see funny, original holiday satire created by a stellar collective of artists 
  • The rewards for backers further inspire you to make sure the hard work that goes into the movie is rewarded. A KrimbyBeast ornament? A Krimby Tales book with five extra gloriously silly and sardonic tales? Will your curiosity about the Krimby one-liners get the better of you? Give in! Tis the season! ...Or t'will be soon enough. 
  • Vapid materialistic crap annoys you. This project sparks that axe you were ready to grind. 
  • You have far too much currency and must simply give us some. Everyone can see that greenish rime around your mouth. Surely there's a better way to get rid of spare dollars than dipping them in ranch dressing and eating them like crudit. Don't talk to me about fiber; ingesting that much ink can't be good for you. 
  • Spite. You hate that other Kickstarter enough to back us. 
  • Mercy. You've seen the haunted look in [team member's] eyes as s/h/z/e serves you your [fill in the blank]. Fund this project so they can make money doing what they love, excel at, and have been trained to do. 
  • Ennui...Eh, why not? You've got a dollar. We're all going to die, anyway.

When?...or “This a Krimby Thing and Isn't It Currently Spring?”

We will have Krimby Tales finished and ready to show by December 2016. We are shooting the live-action sequences AS THIS KICKSTARTER IS HAPPENING!

Production updates are either up or forthcoming!

Where? And how can I see it? 

Backers with DVD rewards will see the film first! Later, in December we will hold a Grand Screening at a Frederick, Maryland venue (TBD) one or multiple nights. Even later in December, we will make the film available to view on Vimeo, for all to see.

“Who?”I'll tell ya who! 

Kevin Cole Producer, Director of Photography 

This man gets up at 3am every weekday to work for a news channel, then somehow runs humor site The Annual; hosts a weekly variety show + podcast, The Last Hurrah; and is a dedicated ensemble member of the MET. Now we’ve roped him into this project.

Lydia Hadfield* Writer, Producer, Artistic Director 

She’s written and starred in three satrical plays, Grimcraw Day, Eye of the Storm and most recently Lies! : The Low-Brow Po-Mo Basement Show at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, November 2015.

Honeytoad Studio* Liz Ellis, Tom Ciaburri & Nathan Whitehouse Video Production 

These honeys ain’t no toadies, they’re the real deal, with an award-winning documentary and an award-winning webseries to their names. Stay tuned for their first feature film, Semi-secret.

Stephen Sues* Animator

He has heard tell of the CowWolf. He has been to Adair, Iowa. He can make music a visual experience. A Krimby Tale he shall tell!

Robert L. Martin Sound Creator

This chap plays the organ, and has the right hair to do it. He is a conductor and composer from Frederick, Maryland, and is currently the Music Director of the Irish Video Games Orchestra in Belfast, UK.

Julia Williams Actor, Ms. Snaggle

Comedy Pigs member at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, and Chicago-bound improv fiend.

Isabel Ostrom Duarte Actor, Cambria

She acts, she improvises, and her business is Total Babe Hair. She has three names.

Caitlyn Joy Actor, Alice

Caitlyn Joy’s last name is the third most sung word during Yuletide, right after “Christmas” and “Figgy.”

*Hampshire College graduates

Risks and challenges

We're filming NOW...Maybe even as you read this!
The live-action sequences will be shot during the Kickstarter funding period.

A talented team of folks has already committed to making this project a reality.

We hope that you will feel inspired and create the other half of the commitment we need.

We want to be able to pay our actors and camera crew for the hard work they've already put into the project. Plus we'd like to garner the funds so the animators can get started with the certain knowledge of compensation. Of course, we also must pay the Honey Toad editing crew for helping us make a polished, snazzy Krimby Tales short film.

Please show your support, so we can deliver the wonder of Krimby Tales to you---and compensate our team for the parts they'll play.

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    You will receive a Krimby Cracker via email! We’ll send you a one-liner, joke, piece of advice or Fortune to brighten your Krimby season. Free admission to the public screening where you will receive a KrimbyBacker sticker.

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    $10-- A set of 10 paper Krimby tree ornaments. Emailed Krimby Cracker; plus, free admission to the public screening, where you will be given a KrimbyBacker sticker AND crown.

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    $20--- One Krimby Holiday Design, created by Animator Stephen Sues and printed on quality paper, delightfully suitable for framing. Access to Krimby Tales ebook, to enjoy virtually or print for yourself. The ebook will contain extended versions of the Tales told by Ms. Snaggle plus 2 more original stories! Set of 10 paper Krimby tree ornaments. Free admission to the public screening and a KrimbyBacker Crown to wear.

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    Krimby Tales on DVD! Plus One Krimby Holiday Design, created by Animator Stephen Sues and printed on quality paper. Access to Krimby Tales ebook. Set of 10 paper Krimby tree ornaments. Free admission to the public screening and a KrimbyBacker Crown to wear.

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    Pack of 20 Krimby Holiday Cards/Postcards designed by Animator Steve Sues, particularly suitable for framing or mailing to pals. Recording of the infamous and redoubtable Krimby Karol, destined to bring welcome pizzaz to your holiday playlist. Krimby Tales on DVD! Access to Krimby Tales ebook. One clay/more-durable-medium-than-paper* Krimby Tree ornament of the KrimbyBeast, Lord Santajaws or Krunk Kringle (your choice). Free admission to public screening, where you will be given a KrimbyBacker Crown and Sash!

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    Krimby Karol song recording. Three Krimby tree ornaments (of clay/more-durable-medium-than-paper*)! Krimby Tales on DVD! Access to Krimby Tales ebook. Large Holiday design created by Animator Steve Sues, printed on quality paper in a larger size and utterly suitable for framing. Free admission to public screening, where you will be given a KrimbyBacker Crown, Sash and Sceptre.

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    A set of 5 Krimby-related tree ornaments*. Matted Krimby Holiday Card design (preposterously suitable for framing). Krimby Tales on DVD. Access to Krimby Tales ebook. Free admission to public screening, where you will be given a fancier KrimbyBacker Crown, Sash and Sceptre.

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    Animator Steve Sues will create a custom GIF for you; just give him a 3 word suggestion! Krimby Advent Kalendar with Krimby Treats and Riddles. Access to Krimby Tales ebook. Matted Krimby Holiday Card Design, dangerously suitable for framing. Krimby Tales on DVD. Free admission to public screening, where you will be given a fancy KrimbyBacker Sash and Crown and Sceptre plus a big lollypop enjoy during the screening.

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    A beautiful bound copy of Krimby Tales, with 3 extended versions of the Tales that appear in the video + 2 new original tales. PLUS a big lollypop, a snazzier seat, and the right to heckle Lydia when she gives a pre-screening speech. Accompanied by the Krimby Advent Kalendar, a Matted Krimby Holiday Card Design printed on quality paper (despicably suitable for framing), AND Steve will create a custom GIF for you based on your 3 word suggestion. Krimby Tales on DVD. Free admission to public screening, where you will be given a fancy KrimbyBacker Sash and Crown and Sceptre.

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