April 07, 2007

Oneida animated short to debut

American Indian Nation Brings Ancient Legend to Life through AnimationThe Oneida Indian Nation's Four Directions Productions has scheduled a news conference for Thursday, April 12, at 1:30 pm EDT, to discuss the completion of its first 3-D animated short. The Oneidas' studio has brought to life through animation one of its ancient legends, "The Raccoon and the Crawfish." The news conference will take place at Four Directions Productions in Vernon, NY. For those that can't be there in person, it will be available on the Internet. Web participants must first register and will find details on how to join the conference at: http://oneidanation.net/pressroom/conference.

The media event will include: Dale Rood, Turtle Clan Representative on the Oneida Nation Men's Council and Studio Manager for Four Directions Productions; and Shaun Foster, Manager of Animation for Four Directions Productions. The trailer and clips from the production will be shown during the news conference. The world premiere of "The Raccoon and the Crawfish," an 8-minute animated short, will occur April 18th at the Syracuse International Film Festival.

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