Cautionary Tales

A Film by Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor

Synopsis

A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.

Director

  • Picture of Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor © Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor

    Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor

    Us are Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor. They met while studying at Kingston on the BA Graphic Design course. In the last 12 months they have shot a Superbowl spot for Comcast in the States, completed their short film 'Cautionary Tales' and created a film for Nike launched on International Women's Day.

Awards + Festivals

  • 29th FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oscar® affiliated, Derry, Northern Ireland)November 20, 2016
  • BFI STEPHEN STREET (Private Screening, London, UK)December 7, 2016
  • 26th FLICKERFEST(Official Selection, Oscar® affiliated, Sydney, Australia)January 13, 2017
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    3rd MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)March 3, 2017
  • 19th SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oscar® affiliated, Yokohama, Japan)June 8, 2017
  • 70th EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, UK)July 25, 2017
  • 5th DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Non-Competitive Section "World Visions", Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan)September 9, 2017
  • 23th LUND INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Competition for the Audience Choice, Sweden)September 28, 2017
  • 16th SAN DIEGO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)October 4, 2017
  • 1st MAKE IT SHORT - LEWES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, U.K.)October 14, 2017
  • 10th LUSCA CARIBBEAN INT'L FANTASTIC FILM FEST (Official Selection, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, USA)October 18, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 28th SAN SEBASTIAN HORROR & FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Short Film Competition, Spain)October 28, 2017
  • 15th CATACUMBA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Godella, Spain)October 31, 2017
  • 5th COLCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 3, 2017
  • 6th WINCHESTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, U.K.)November 3, 2017
  • 27th FANCINE - FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF MÁLAGA (Official Selection, Spain)November 8, 2017
  • 7th WEYAUWEGA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Weyauwega, Wisconsin, USA)November 8, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 19th SORIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Soria, Spain)November 22, 2017
  • 2nd WHILE WHALE INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Web)November 24, 2017
  • *FIRST PRIZE*
    1st LIECHTENSTEINER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Schaan, Liechtenstein)December 3, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    1st MANIATIC INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)December 6, 2017
  • 2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 24, 2017
  • 11th ARKANSAS SHORTS - A NIGHT OF SHORT FILM (Official Selection, Hot Springs, Akansas, USA)January 6, 2018
  • 11th BRITISH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)January 11, 2018
  • 3rd CARIBBEAN SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pampatar, Venezuela)January 11, 2018
  • FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • ARTFOOLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)February 4, 2018
  • 19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • 3rd INDIEFLICKS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)March 7, 2018
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 8, 2018
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM*
    9th SHORT TO THE POINT (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)March 11, 2018
  • 2nd MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Cesena, Italy)March 12, 2018
  • 19th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • 13th DIECIMINUTI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ceccano, Italy)March 20, 2018
  • 6th ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Annapolis, MD, USA)March 22, 2018
  • 41st GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 5, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • LONDON DISCOVER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)April 13, 2018
  • 13th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA)April 16, 2018
  • 9th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)April 18, 2018
  • *RISING STAR AWARD*
    4th UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, UK)April 19, 2018
  • 5th BLACKBIRD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cortland, NY, USA)April 20, 2018
  • 20MINMAX INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Ingolstadt, Germany)April 20, 2018
  • 19th CELLU L'ART - KURZFILMFESTIVAL JENA (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)April 24, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 3th ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)May 4, 2018
  • 7th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom)May 14, 2018
  • 8th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Official Selection, Oderaue, Germany)June 1, 2018
  • 3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 21, 2018
  • 12th SCENECS INT'L DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hilversum, The Netherlands)June 22, 2018
  • 33rd ALPINALE (Official Selection, Nenzing, Austria)August 7, 2018
  • 16th SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2018
  • 24th LEUVEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leuven, Belgium)December 1, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor
Producer
Medb Riordan
Director
Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor
Director of Photography
Sebastian Wintero
Art Direction
Francesca di Mottola
Costume Design
Rebecca Hale
Sound
Paul Lord
Editor
Sam Rice-Edwards
Sound Design
Jonny Platt
Music
Half Moon Run

Details

Running Time
08.04 min
Shooting Format
ARRI Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Academy Films

DIRECTORS

Christopher Barrett & Luke Taylor

chris@weareus.co.uk
luke@weareus.co.uk
http://weareus.co.uk/portfolio/cautionary-tales
www.cautionary-tales.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/CautionaryTalesFilm/