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Animation about fantastical answers to kid's questions - with witches, krakens & adventure! Taking our animation to the next level.
Animation about fantastical answers to kid's questions - with witches, krakens & adventure! Taking our animation to the next level.
163 backers pledged £10,266 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello! We're Kilogramme, a small animation company based in Manchester, England. We're independent and have big ambitions, we want to make more Tall Tales films!

Since 2012 we've been making the Tall Tales films in our spare time and with spare money from our day jobs. Part 1 and 2 were self-funded with the artists doing a lot for free. We're running this Kickstarter so the artists can be paid for their time and focus on this project!

Tall Tales are animated films based on fantastical answers to kid's questions - white lies, filled with wonder. With Part 3, we want to make it bigger and better than ever, with witches, shipwrecks, krakens, murder, terror and revulsion!

We've made a start on it, but need your help to finish it. Here's some of what we've made so far -

The idea for Tall Tales Part 1 came from our Director Jon Turner telling a white lie to his son about where milk shakes come from. Sam Jones and Jon worked on this together in their spare time -

It won us The Big Chip award in 2012 which was great! We were asked to make some 3D films for Kaspersky from this, which helped to push our skills forward and work with some great designers.

Skip forward to 2014, where Tall Tales Part 2 began to take shape with Emma Reynolds, Jon Salter and Paul Campbell added to the team. Emma designed characters and created concept work, Jon modelled, rigged and animated the characters, and Paul created 3D environments and made everything look amazing in rendering.

We're so delighted that Tall Tales Part 2 has been selected and screened at Film Festivals around the world, and was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick which allowed us to reach an audience passionate about what we are doing with these films.

It's because of this enthusiasm for Part 2 that we're reaching out to you guys on Kickstarter to help us fund the next Tall Tales - Part 3! We want to push ourselves further with each film, and create something different that people will really delight in watching.

We love making these films, but they don't fall into any mainstream broadcastable form. They are too long for a sting and too short for a series. They are about children, but not necessarily just for children. We always strive to make the best animation we can with integrity for the craft, rather than with a pre-defined marketing deal in mind.

Everything on TV has been vetted by a commissioner and deemed worthy for viewing. This can lead to great things being broadcast, but can sometimes be limiting when a film doesn't fit into a specific slot. The great thing about Kickstarter is that the audience gets to decides what it wants to see without being held back.

We've got plenty of Tall Tales stories up our sleeves, and a yearning to realize as many of them as possible. With each one we push ourselves further in what we can achieve, and make them in the true spirit of creativity, because we simply love making them. We're thrilled that so many people have enjoyed watching them so far. We're so excited to offer backers an in-depth look into the animation process along the way.

We came to the figure by working out the minimum of what's required for us to make this film. Hiring the hands necessary to make it look great, and making sure we have enough for Kickstarter fees and worthwhile rewards. If we are incredibly fortunate enough to surpass this, the funds  will be put towards making Tall Tales part 3 even better (e.g. hiring sound producers and an original composer, and making more characters). More funds means saving up for Tall Tales part 4!

We have the team ready to go - Designs, a script and a storyboard. Now we just need the funding to pay the artists for their time so they can focus on making an epic Tall Tales Part 3!

Thank you! 

Risks and challenges

Kilogramme has been running for 10 years, so we've got a lot of experience under our belts taking a project through from development to finished film.

We are a small team, and if the Kickstarter is successful we'll be able to focus on this project. Everyone is ready to go on this, we just need the money to fund it. Yeehah!

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.31

    - HD Desktop Wallpaper to download.

    - Exclusive Newsletter with previews and progress.

    - And a MASSIVE thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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    - The Film!
    HD Download of the film once complete, pre-general release!

    - Making of Blog
    Access to the exclusive making-of blog. Perfect for animation students, animation fans and industry professionals alike!

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    - The Art Book - PDF
    Concept art, character designs, character modelling, storyboards, rendering and interviews - From all three films!

    PLUS the Film and all previous rewards.

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    - Postcard Set
    Set of 3 postcards featuring artwork from the film.

    - 2x Art Prints from the film
    Two high quality A4 Art Prints from the film!

    - The full 'Making of' Video Download -
    The complete in-depth making of video, perfect for animation students, animation fans & industry folk alike!

    PLUS the Film, Artbook PDF, and all previous rewards.

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    - The Art Book – PRINTED COLLECTOR’S EDITION
    Concept Art, Character Designs, Character Modelling, Storyboards, Rendering and Interviews – From all three films. All in a beautiful real printed book!

    - The Notepad
    A little notebook with an exclusive Tall Tales design, perfect for animation notes, doodling, and chronicling your adventures.

    PLUS the film, Artbook PDF, Postcards, 2x Art Prints and all previous rewards.

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    - Credit in the film!
    Your name in the credits of Tall Tales Part 3

    - The Tote Bag
    Exclusive Tall Tales screen printed tote bag you can carry around and fill with treats!

    PLUS the film, The Printed Artbook, The Notepad, Artbook PDF, Postcards, 2x Art Prints and all previous rewards.

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    -Custom portrait!

    An original portrait of you, by character designer Emma Reynolds! Max 2x people per portrait.
    Signed A4 Print posted to you.

    PLUS the film, Credit in the film, T-Shirt, The Printed Artbook, The Notepad, Artbook PDF, Postcards, 2x Art Prints and all previous rewards.

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    - Your Portrait in the Film!

    An original portrait of you, as an easter egg in the film! You could be in a picture frame, a poster, or in the scientist’s lab! You will also be sent a signed A4 Print of your portrait.

    - The first backer will be pride of place as the ‘Missing Person’ on the milk carton at Breakfast in the opening scene!

    PLUS the film, Credit in the film, Tote Bag, The Printed Artbook, The Notepad, Artbook PDF, Postcards, 2x Art Prints and all previous rewards £50 and below.

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    - Be in the film!

    - Become an animated character in Tall Tales Part 3!
    You will be modelled in 3D, and then fully rigged and animated, coming to life alongside the characters in the film.

    - 3D Figure of you
    You will also receive an exclusive hand painted 3D figure of yourself to treasure forever.

    - Custom portrait of your character
    An original portrait of your character, by character designer Emma Reynolds. Signed A4 Print posted to you.

    PLUS the film, Credit in the film, 2x Tote Bags, 2x Printed Artbooks, 2x Notepads, Artbook PDF, 2x Postcard Sets, 4x Art Prints and all previous rewards £50 and below.

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