The tale

Based on the filmmaker’s own story, THE TALE is an investigation into one woman’s memory as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

The Cast

Starring in THE TALE is the two-time Academy Award® nominated actress Laura Dern (WILD), Academy Award® winning actress, Ellen Burstyn (REQUIEM FOR A DREAM), Jason Ritter (KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD), Elizabeth Debicki (MAN FROM UNCLE), Frances Conroy (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), John Heard (HOME ALONE), Academy and Grammy Award® winning, Common (SELMA), and newcomer Isabel Nelisse (MAMA).

The Team

The project has a powerful production team behind it including: Director/ Writer the Sundance Grand Prize Winning and Emmy® Nominated, Jennifer Fox; Producers, the Academy Award® Nominated, Oren Moverman (THE MESSENGER), Lawrence Inglee (THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW), Laura Rister (MARGIN CALL), Sol Bondy (YOUTH), Lynda Weinman (, Simone Pero (For Impact Productions), who is also spearheading our audience engagement and outreach efforts, Mynette Louie (LAND HO!) and Regina K. Scully (THE INVISIBLE WAR). Our Casting Director is Matthew Maisto (FOXCATCHER). International Sales is being handled by Charlotte Mickie and Mongrel Media.

Production Partners

Gamechangers, Fork Films, Artemis Rising Foundation, One Two Films, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, WeatherVane Productions, ZDF/ARTE, and the Buddhist Film Foundation.