After 3 years in the making, finally is the moment of truth:
I proudly present the release of Ara’s Tale !
Writer/Director: Martin Lubich
Music: Philippe Rey
Sound: Mikkel Nielsen
Watch the movie online on
or directly download the movie files from the following links. I have provided links to google drive and dropbox. (note for the links into google drive: to download it, you have to open the menu and select ‘download’ or just hit ctrl-S)
!! The alternate links (dropbox) are all down at the moment. Dropbox has dicontinued serving these files due to excessive traffic. I am really sorry for this !!
- 1080p, h264, 5.1 Sound (968MB; alternate link):
This is the highest quality visuals with the ultimate 5.1 sound. Use this if you have a 5.1 equipment at hand. The movie deserves it.
- 1080p, h264, stereo Sound (960MB; alternate link):
This is the highest quality visuals with a stereo downmix from the 5.1 sound.
- 720p, h264, stereo Sound (300MB, alternate link)
- 480p, h264, Stereo (59 MB, alternate link):
This one is intended for mobile devices with reduced resolution and lower bitrate.
I developed this short over the course of the last 3 years in my spare time. Which started as a simple naive idea, soon grew into something hugely complex, but in the end utterly rewarding.
Without the work done by Phil Rey (Music) and Mikkel Nielsen (Sound) this movie wouldn’t be what it is today.
Without the work done by Phil Rey (Music) and Mikkel Nielsen (Sound) this movie wouldn’t be what it is today. I want to express my deepest gratitude for their work and dedication throughout the project.
Thank you Mikkel and Phil !
This short is intended to be seen and heard. So turn on the volume when watching this short.
I also want to thank all who have given feedback and have shown their interest in this project. This gave motivation in times when everything seemed hopeless :). Thank you!
The full movie is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-ND). The movie was created in the spirit of an Open Movie, thus I am in the process of preparing all the production material for release under a CC-BY license as well. With this a visuals only version of the movie with a CC-BY license will be released as well.
Enjoy the movie. Any comments and/or critique are highly appreciated and encouraged.
If you like the movie, please spread the word. If you don’t, spread it nonetheless