‘The Epic Thread’ Wins Gold at the Ciclope International Awards

Ciclope is an international festival of craft in moving images and took place last week in Berlin. The event focuses on the execution of the ideas and awards in categories around the making of film.

‘The Epic Thread’ has won gold in the 2D Animation Category for Mill+, a division of The Mill.

Voiced by British comedy legend – and a Fableist – Jennifer Saunders, ‘The Epic Thread’ is the story of a young girl’s quest to find out where, how and by whom her clothes were made after she finds a loose thread on her t-shirt. She follows the thread on an epic journey and meets the designers, the ships that transported the the clothes, the factory owner and the farmers – and makes a trusty friend along the way.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Creative Agency: Brothers and Sisters
Creatives: Jack Kerruish & Josh Pearce, Brothers and Sisters
Production Company: The Mill
Animation/Director: Kwok Fung Lam & Ivo Sousa, The Mill
Sound: Smith & Elms, Eclectic
Voice Over: Jennifer Saunders

‘The Epic Thread has earned The Mill a finalist spot in the 2D Animation category.

Buy Our ‘Make Art Not War’ T-Shirt and We’ll Make a Donation to the Poppy Appeal 2014

make art instaOne of our most popular t-shirts is Anthony Peter’s ‘Make Art Not War’, which depicts soldiers, armed with art materials. It is available for ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. It is made of organic cotton and Fair Wear certified. It has also been certified carbon neutral. It is a limted edition print – there are only 500 t-shirts printed with this design.


The Fableists will donate £4 from the sale of each of our ‘Make Art Not War’ t-shirts in our store and online at TheFableists.com through November 11th 2014 to the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal for 2014.

Order yours from our web site here.

The Fableists on the cool heads… the Contemporary Boys’ Store

cool heads

Photographer, creative director and mother of two boys, Kiki Kouthoofd has launched her own curated shop for boys, online. For the past couple of years, Kiki has been blogging and photographing her life and lifestyle as the mother of boys at the cool heads. She has attracted many loyal followers, who love the brands she’s discovered, the looks she’s put together and her fun and friendly way. This is a special blog, where you feel you know the writer and that you are getting personal recommendations. And they are the best kind.


Photos via the cool heads

Now, it makes sense for Kiki to offer her finds for sale in her beautiful, curated shop for contemporary boys and their style-savvy parents. This shop is by no means exclusive to boys – as Kiki herself acknowledges, the current trend towards unisex looks makes this a great shop for cool girls who want to play with the boys.

You’ll find more than fashion! the cool heads offer a great selection of books, magazines, wall art, accessories, toys and more.

the cool heads tees

You’ll find some amazing brands at the cool heads, all hand-picked by Kiki:


We are thrilled to be in such great company.

the cool heads are based in Amsterdam but ship their collection all over Europe. Visit thecoolheads.bigcartel.com and have a look.


Our Films Are Getting Some Amazing Recognition!

‘Finn: Kids Don’t Belong in Factories’ has been selected as a finalist at the London International Awards for Cinematography for Great Guns in the TV/Cinema/Online Film – Production & Post-Production category.

The LIA Awards are an international awards programme that recognise excellence in advertising. They have been running since 1986 and award creativity and the power of ideas in all forms of advertising.

Not to be outdone, ‘The Epic Thread’ has also earned a shortlist spot at the Ciclope Festival.

Ciclope is an international festival of craft in the moving image and takes place this week in Berlin. The event focuses on the execution of the ideas and awards in categories around the making of the film.

‘The Epic Thread has earned The Mill a finalist spot in the 2D Animation category.

Well done and thank you to all of the companies who have worked on these two magnificent film.