We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Corrie Francis Parks, director of “A Tangled Tale” This film will be screening Friday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
Two fish entangled in a fisherman’s world. Is it love or merely a will to survive?
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
It was great to have hundreds of people rally behind the film on kickstarter to get it made. I learned that there are people who care deeply about seeing good films get made and the fact that they put their trust in my idea gave me great confidence and motivation to finish the film and send it out to the world. I wrote up all the things I learned from kickstarter on my blog for posterity too!
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I am a sandy animator. I’ve been pushing sand around under the cameras for years now and have several films and commercial projects under my belt. I love the fluidity of the medium and that it is constantly evolving with new technological applications. This is the first sand animation film to have vibrant color and cinematic camera moves and it just touched the surface of what can be done with sand and light.
You might enjoy the "Making of" video. Please share it with the festival audience!
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
The film was made from 2lbs of sand from Venice Beach, transported to the heart of Montana, where underwater romantic dramas unfold every day on our sparkling rivers.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
The film has had a very successful festival run and I just released it online to the world. Now that it is out in the world, it finally feels like the film is finished and I can move onto the next project. Which will, of course, involve more sand!