The Story of Pines features Pine, a pine tree that has been left alone after her surrounding forest was decimated. After meeting an inquisitive bird named Bird, Pine leaves her mountaintop perch and embarks on a magical journey in search of a new home.
Produced by: Participant Media, Marci Levine and Ron Senkowski
Directed by: Musa Brooker
Written by: Alison Sudol, Musa Booker and Max Winston
About A Fine Frenzy and Alison Sudol:
Sudol, age 24, is the leader of A Fine Frenzy, which she introduced to the world with the 2007 album ONE CELL IN THE SEA. The project established her as one of the most talented young singers and songwriters around; it received rave reviews, was widely exposed through songs being licensed to numerous television shows, and reached Number One on Billboard's "Heatseeker" charts. A Fine Frenzy was chosen as a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist, and much was made of the young redheaded singer's literary interests (including a band name taken from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream.")
Released in October, Pines is the third full-length release from Alison Sudol, the artist behind A Fine Frenzy. The album is a fable about a pining tree who is given the unheard-of chance to make a life of her own choosing. Thirteen new songs comprise the musical part of the package, but the story is further realized in a companion book and short film. Produced by TakePart, the 12-minute animated film integrates hand-cut sets, puppets, stop motion, physical effects, and layered glass. Meanwhile, the book portion of Pines is a collaboration with illustrator Jen Lobo that’s available both as an eBook and as a limited-edition linen book available as part of the full Pines package for USD 129.99. Two Pines t-shirts are also available for USD 20 each.