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Montana Film Office

‘A Tangled Tale’ Goes Online

ATTAfter traveling the world with her award winning animated short, “A Tangled Tale”, Montana animator Corrie Francis Parks brings it home tomorrow.

Using Google+’s On Air, Parks will be publicly premiere the film tomorrow afternoon. Broadcasting live at 2 pm PST, Parks will be joined by her creative team to interact with viewers in real-time as the film plays.

Joining Parks will be Sound Designer Cole Pierce and Re-recording Mixer Gabriel Guy (“Frozen”,”Wreck-it Ralph”).

This year “A Tangled Tale” became an official selection for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the longest-running animation festival in the world. It also gained success at a number of other festivals including AnimaMundi, DOK Leipzig, and the Palm Springs International Shorts Fest. Parks hopes to continue traveling with and promoting the film at festivals in the coming months.

“A Tangled Tale” gets its unique animation style from the sand-on-glass technique that Parks employs. She forms each image with beach sand on an illuminated light-box and adds color and painted backgrounds. She then photographs the scene and begins to move the sand for her next shot. Because of the richness and depth of the textures and colors that Parks utilizes in the film, “A Tangled Tale” is truly raising the bar on what sand animation is and will be in the future.

A recording of the broadcast will be available on Youtube for anyone to watch afterwards. Details about the event are at

More “A Tangled Tale”

“A Tangled Tale” website:

Making of  “A Tangled Tale”:

Contact Corrie: /@CorrieFrancis