by Katy Alexander in Video on Thursday 7 June 2012

A Cautionary Tail is an animated short film starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto. It was directed by Simon Rippingale and written by Erica Harrison. It’s a dark, funny fable about a little girl born with a tail, and the story is told using a striking collage of 3D animated characters and hand-made miniature sets. Still in the making, the filmmakers are running a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter, determined to produce their original vision of a beautiful tale about conformity versus self-expression.