July 28, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver (BC) Canada - The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross, an exciting new iPad app, was released today and is available for iPad users at App Store for $4.99. Inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream, The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross describes the journey of a poor pedlar woman who, guided by the shifting line between the real and the unreal, discovers a surprising and wonderful treasure.
The app's dynamic typographic layouts can be animated using the iPad's accelerometer, and randomly selected alternative perspectives are incorporated to ensure that no two viewings are alike. Other features include Cover Flow-like navigation, the choice to hear and display the story in Spanish as well as English and compelling, poetic voice-over narratives.
"Poetic! Evocative! Takes modern story-telling to the next level by embracing the best of today's technology." Alison Prentice, Granma, Professor Emerita, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto
By presenting tales of transformation, truth, drama and humor using a state-of-the-art digital 'mash-up' of methods from the worlds of ebook publishing, graphic novels, film and interactive media, Classic World Tales establishes a truly original and engaging new world of storytelling.
The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross is the first of many stories designed for parents, grandparents and other adults to share great stories with children of all ages. By using the cutting-edge technology of the iPad, each story offers a compelling narrative and superlative visual and sound effects, and will enchant and delight all.
"We started Moving Tales to expand and explore storytelling on the iPad platform." said Filmmaker Matthew Talbot-Kelly, Founder, Producer and Director of Moving Tales Inc. "Not just any stories, but tales with rich legacies, many of which have been told for millennia. We are taking these stories for a walk - rephrasing and reframing them in a way that is compelling and appropriate to this new platform. Although they have aspects of books, animated films, storytelling and interactive media, the result is greater than the sum of its parts. Our very bold intention is to develop the first great iPad storybook app."
About Matthew Talbot-Kelly:
Matthew Talbot-Kelly, is the Editor, Director and Producer of Moving Tales. Born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Toronto, Canada. After graduating with an architecture degree in 1990, Matthew's interest in spatial and temporal movement evolved into a fascination with film animation. Since 1996, Matthew has worked internationally as a director, animator, digital artist, and designer. His animated short Blind Man's Eye had its world premiere in the 2007 Venice Film Festival and screened all over the world. His new animated short The Trembling Veil of Bones premiered at the 2010 Palm Springs International Shortfest and began its festival circuit in June 2010. Matthew has been creating and illustrating stories since he was a young boy.
"We started Moving Tales to expand and explore storytelling on the iPad platform." continued Matthew. "Not just any stories, but tales with rich legacies, many of which have been told for millennia. We are taking these stories for a walk - rephrasing and reframing them in a way that is compelling and appropriate to this new platform. Although they have aspects of books, animated films, storytelling and interactive media, the result is greater than the sum of its parts. Our very bold intention is to develop the first great iPad storybook app."
Next In The Series:
"The Unwanted Guest" - In this adaptation of a traditional Jewish folk tale, a poor old man, down on his luck and living in a tumbledown house, is visited by an unwelcome houseguest. The story tells of the old man's attempt to rid himself of his surprising visitor once and for all.
* US English and Spanish
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 194 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pedlar Lady 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located in Vancouver, Ontario Canada, Moving Tales Inc. was established by founder, director and producer, Matthew Talbot-Kelly. Moving Tales presents the Classic World Tales series - each story is an imaginative interpretation and adaptation inspired by age-old folk tales, archetypal yarns, and legends from around the world. These are age-old tales of transformation, truth, drama and humour. Copyright (C) 2010 Moving Tales Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.