The Tale Teller

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An old traveling storyteller enters a city with nothing to his name but the stories he has spent his life gathering, which he wishes to pass on before he dies.

This project took a year and over 1,000 man-hours to put together, huge thanks to Zeedox (Greg) for sticking it through with me! I really hope you all enjoy this :)

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Writing, Animation, Direction, Musical Composition and Orchestration by Josiah Brooks

Environment Art by Greg Bartlett

Narrated by Toby Ricketts

Audio Mixing and SFX by Zach Striefel

Violin Performance by Matt Westwood

Project Manager Kate Taylor-Marsden


This hits a bit too close to home. Thank you for that wonderful story, you guys did a fantastic job! -Also I just saw the credit and of course it's Jazza, great job again, man!

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This was amazing, it almost brought me to tears. Absolutely brilliant story telling.
Reminds me of the quote form Shakespeare's Macbeth:

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. "

Of course not exactly what this portrays. But still something I appreciate because I know how important it is, stories, they have taught me may lessons from which I live by. Being in the military you hear a lot of stories and they have made me a better leader I just wish I had taken some more to heart.

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As a physician, I see the thin line between life and death multiple times a day. I hear tales, happy and sad. Some people live and some die. Some do so in anguish, some do so in peace.

Over the course of time, I thought I have become desensitized to death, agony and pain. But this story brought tears to my eyes again...

I congratulate you with my heart, dear tellers of this story, for you have restored my faith in my own humanity... To this moment I am still weeping, and as I type this comment, the bittersweet tears I am sweeping...

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Wow..what a great story and animation

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it brought genuine tears to my eyes this was a wonderfully well written story. the animation and art where also beautiful but the words... hold so much power. you wrote a master piece it breaks my heart to think this wont be in books for decades to come. i am favoring this because i want to read it to my kids someday.

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4.79 / 5.00

Aug 30, 2016
7:36 PM EDT
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