Tim Montgomery
Montgomery Communications
957 Morgan Road
River Falls, WI 54022


About FESTIVAL and the people behind it

CartoonFESTIVAL is a creative exploration of subjects beyond reading, math and science. Segments of the show use art, music and humor to take a look at how people treat each other. These segments include short stories and skits featuring clowns, cartoon characters, puppets and animated objects that touch on subjects important to children - subjects such as bullying, safety and cultural differences. Coming from different perspectives in an entertaining, rapid-fire succession of performances, FESTIVAL is designed to capture children's attention and release their imagination.

FESTIVAL is currently shown on a regular basis over community cable access stations in Wisconsin and Minnesota, including communities of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The show is produced on a regular basis by a talented group of individuals who contribute their time outside normal hours of employment.

Tim Montgomery
Creator and producer of the FESTIVAL program, Tim is a professional artist, animator, video editor, writer, children’s book author/illustrator, publisher, webmaster, and production supervisor. He has worked as a graphic designer at KSTP-TV in St. Paul since 2004 and as a contract communications specialist with the University of Minnesota since 2002.

Aaron Sturz
A talented musician who records and produces his own music, Aaron is also a professional photographer. He is lead photographer and supervisor for Lifetouch National Studios and has his own business on the side - Flashlife Photography. Since 1998, he has also applied his skills as a musical producer and recording engineer to another venture, Bear-toon Recording - music for kids.

Mark Kohout
Mark is an accomplished event photographer and videographer, director, script writer, video editor, audio engineer and voice talent. Since 1996, he has been a special events photographer and videographer and has operated his own production company called Foto-Motion Video Productions.

Piyanud Montgomery
A former account executive for a major international advertising agency, Piyanud is a multi-lingual businesswoman with a Master of Arts degree in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology. She can also operate camera.

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