The Smile

a Badtime Story

TheSmile FilmPoster

Got a nice present in the mail today: A fantastic film poster by Erik Vos from Het Lab. Such a happy image, even though there seems to be something off...
I love it! Thanks, Erik! You are a star!


Recording the voices for stop-motion animated mockumentary The Smile.

Get yourselves pumped up by the energy of Claire King and Tim Gunther, two fantastic actors and friends that you probably know from Under The Apple Tree. Smiles guaranteed!

Hooray, we have reached our goal! And it happened so quickly, thanks to all our darling funders.

But you can still contribute, did you know that? And we will make sure that every single contribution will come sparkling off that silver screen. You can count on it!

There is no limit to the imagination and perseverance of the filmmakers. There is to a movie budget. Big or small, we will always try and get the most out of every penny. And more. And more.

- Your ambitions should always exceed the budget. Guillermo del Toro

- Now we can invite a couple of musicians for the film score! Erik van Schaaik

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In a flash, our crowd has pushed the crowdfund meter up to 74%. An overwhelming response, such great encouragement! On behalf of our team at Pedri Animations in the Netherlands and Beast Animation in Belgium, we would like to send out a huge thanks.

On to the finish line! (and beyoooond!) We should be able to seduce you with our original Smiley tattoo from the movie, right? Who wouldn't want a tattoo like this, on the beach, in the gym or in bed?

Erik has one already, check it out!

Please keep supporting us and share that Smile with friends, foes and vague acquaintances. Love, like, share, follow and The Smile gets more beautiful every day!


Please check out our crowdfund campaign and become a Smilophile!

Today, February 02, 2022 our campaign goes live! Over the coming weeks we will be nudging you every now and then (newsletters, blogs, vlogs 'n schmogs) to convince you to support a team of talented filmmakers and get this show on the road. If you liked Under The Apple Tree, you will love our second Badtime Story. It's guaranteed to make you Smile!

Visit The Smile crowdfund campaign!

To our Dutch supporters:
Dat gelul in het Engels... The Smile wordt gewoon super tof. Bekijk onze crowdfund-campagne en vecht, huil, bid, werk, smile en bewonder!