For those of you who are fans of films such as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, you'll love what this teaser trailer for a short film has to offer. The 15-minute short is called Lessons Learned, and it was written and directed by Toby Froud. For those of you not familiar with that name, he was the baby actor whose character was abducted by David Bowie in Labyrinth. Now he's all grown up and wants to make movies. His dad, Brian Froud, was the conceptual artist for both The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, so it looks like he's following in his dads footsteps. The project was Kickstarted last year, and he made it in conjunction with Heather Henson's puppet company Ibex Puppetry.
The fantasy film features a unique cast of puppet creatures, and the story follows "a young boy who receives an intriguing birthday gift from his grandfather. It is a gift that will stay with him for the rest of his life."
Like many of you, I grew up watching these fantasy creature films, and it's awesome to see this filmmaking style being resurrected for this film production. I'm excited to see how this turns out! Thanks to io9 for the tip!
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