Corrie Francis



Featured Film - A Tangled Tale

In this unusual romance, hand-tinted sand, becomes a metaphor for two souls as they join and separate. A lonely fish, hooked by an angler's line, encounters another in the same dire situation. As the two struggle, the physical connection moves deeper. Is it love or merely a will to survive?


5 June 2015 - Hatching Creativity
This creative collaboration between several HATCHers is now making rounds at some of the top animation festivals, including Annecy International Animation Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival and Anifest Zagreb. A perfect pairing of the digital and organic, this short is made from sand, ink and a bit of pixel pushing.

25 October 2013 -Festival screenings!
A Tangled Tale is making its way around the world. The sandy fish have graced the screens at Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Annecy International Animation Festival, DOK Leipzig and AnimaMundi, just to name a few. The full list of festival screenings is on the Tangled Tale website, or keep up to date on my festival adventures on twitter.

7 November 2013 - Catch and Release!
Two years ago, 149 people kickstarted A Tangled Tale. The short film breaks the mold of sand animation with it's vibrant, colorful blend of physical and digital techniques. Now, after swimming around the world to festivals near and far, the sandy fish are online for the first time. The film immediately became a Vimeo Staff Pick and was featured on several fishing and animation blogs, including an extensive interview with the director on Skwigly.

1 October 2013 - Hana Sasaki hits the shelves
The magical, winsome Kelly Luce has released her first collection of strange stories set in Japan, and I had the great joy of making her book trailer.

Recent projects:

Short Films:
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Tiny Inventions


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Mikey Please




Animated Women

Short of the Week

Rarebit: Early Animation Wiki


Women in Animation


Duck Studios


Animating Reality



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Dayton Castleman

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