Tying in with her upcoming third LP Pines (out October 9), A Fine Frenzy‘s Alison Sudol co-wrote the 12-minute animated short film The Story Of Pines, which premieres today (October 2) on TakePart TV. The short tells the story of a tree named Pine and a bird named Bird, and the adventure they take part in while in search of a new forest home after their original one has been laid to waste.
Sudol discusses the inspiration behind The Story Of Pines in the interview clip you see above. “This whole sort of fable kind of came together all at once,” she says. “I had wanted to make something cohesive for awhile. When I realized it would be a book I thought, goodness, but it would be so wonderful as a film, too. It all came together at the same time.”
It’s clearly been a labor of love for Alison, who first described the project to her new friend David Archuleta in their adorable meet-up two years ago. Now, in connection the themes of Alison’s new album and film — the vitality of the natural world — TakePart has created the Social Action Campaign, where the first 10,000 people to text PINES to 77177 (through October 16) will have a tree planted in their name.
Preorder the songs in the film from the album Pines now on iTunes.