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The curse of the were-rat official trailer

Uploaded by Vimeo User Jan Julian Rospond

Usually we search for stop motion videos for the website.  Finally, one found its way to us!  Hope you enjoy it!

The Curse of the Were-Rat follows the story of a cat whose life suddenly lies in jeopardy as a bloodthirsty, dark arts enthusiast will do anything to achieve his goal. The clock is ticking. The atmosphere thickens with every second. One thing is certain. Before midnight, everyone will be put to their final test.

On the surface this six minute long visual delight is your standard kid's film. But don’t let it fool you. Disguised underneath this seemingly light-hearted tale and beautiful, painstakingly detailed set pieces, lies dark and pessimistic diagnosis of life’s nature. Life isn’t fair. Morality is a weakness as our choices fall flat in the eye of ever present determinism.

Directed by Jan Julian Rospond
Cinematography by Arron Sheekey
Music by Dan Cippico
Sound Design by Andy Whitehead
Visual Effects by William Marler and Jan Julian Rospond
Produced at Birmingham City University

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Awards and Screenings:

**Winner of Royal Television Society 2015 best Student Animation
**Winner Best Animation Wimbledon International Short Film Fest, UK
**Winner Transylvania Shorts, Romania
**Official selection IndieFlicks. Second Price: Audience's Choice
**Official selection Taos Shortz Film Fest, USA
**Official selection Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK
**Official selection Filmfest Dresden, Germany
**Official selection Plymouth Film Festival, UK
**Official selection Miami Independent Film Festival, USA
**Official selection 11th Athens Animafest, Greece
**Official selection Animation Days in Cannes
**Special screening at Grand Opening of O!PLA, Poland
**Official selection Filmfest Eichstätt, Germany
**Official selection Genre Blast Film Festival, US
**Official selection Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne, Australia
**Official selection European International Film Festival, Russia
**Official selection International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB, Poland
**Official selection 11th Annual Tacoma Film Festival, USA
**Official selection 11th Anim'est The Creepy Animation Night Bucharest, Romania
**Official selection 11th Cyprus International Film Festival and "Golden Aphrodite" Awards
**Official selection Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival. Redditch, UK
**Official selection Bytom Film Festival, Poland
**Special screening during Film Club at In The Woods Festival, UK
**Official selection ANIMALDIÇOADOS 2016
**Official selection Cornwall Film Festiwal, UK
**Official selection Animaze: Montreal International Animation Film Festival, Canada
**Official selection Anim!Arte 13th International Student Festival of Brazil

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