AP here, checking in from the Chapter House, where a fire is crackling in the hearth, Aedan is busy drawing in a corner, and we’re exceedingly pleased to announce that after two years of good, hard work, the Wingfeather short film is online.
I honestly had no idea what I was asking of Chris Wall and his family, nor of the whole animation team, when we started. If I had, I might not have had the guts. Unless you’ve made an animated film, there’s no way to understand the mountain of work and skill and passion it takes to bring something like this into the world. It only takes 15 minutes to watch, but it took countless hours to make. All that to say: HUGE thanks and congratulations to Chris Wall, Tom Owens, Keith Lango, Nicholas Kole, Aedan Peterson, all the painters, designers, promoters, all the folks at Magnetic Dreams—and to YOU, for contributing to the Kickstarter campaign, telling your friends about the books, and for spreading the word about this thing.
So here are the next steps. First, share, share, share. We’re putting up the film on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Amazon Prime for free. The idea is for you guys to basically assault the interwebs with this thing to get as many views as possible. The more views and shares we get, the better our talks with the studios will go.
Second: pray for us, if you’re the praying type, as we make these decisions. As a dude who writes songs and books and makes movies and stuff, one of my favorite verses is Psalm 127: “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” If God doesn’t want this to happen, I don’t want anything to do with it. But if he does, if it draws attention to him and his goodness, if it wakes people up somehow, then let’s build this thing like our lives depended on it, and make it awesome.
I can’t wait to see what happens next.