I hope you enjoy it.
On a more theoretical note, the festival system is extremely goofy. I really appreciate film festivals, especially the ones that screen chicken cowboy, but others seem to have very arbitrary methods for selecting shorts and features. I haven't figured out a clear formula for what works and what doesn't. And it all gets in the way of what I like to do--actually make these films. the idea of festivals as a path towards eventual internet or video distribution further complicates things. Perhaps it's just me--I'm pretty impatient, and the process of building a buzz around a short for one to two years during a festival run before the world can see it online or on dvd seems a little anti-climactic, especially if I have a job and am not dependent on Chicken Cowboy for money.
Plus, who cares? I make cartoons.
Anyhow, I decided to put CC on youtube. Just for a bit, maybe longer. Some festivals have a problem with cartoons being available online while they're screening. So I'll see what sort of reaction I get--if anybody has a huge problem, I will take it down.
I'd also like to make chicken cowboy available on DVD in the next year, along with my previous films shark suit and bigfoot's eulogy.
you know, something for my parents to buy.