I have participated
on a number of big animated movies, but have not felt artistically
satisfied even so. Instead I have felt an increasing need to make
my own film. Knowing that short animated films are shown mostly
at animation film festivals, I thought it would be okay to make
a film that speaks directly to that audience. Both in terms of,
`Hey, don't think it's all fun working at a big studio,' for the
young aspiring animation artist, and in terms of, `Do you recognize
the situation, Brother?' for the seasoned animation veteran.
I have had great help from my friends, who not only provided the
voices for the characters, but also contributed with their own work
experience. It's been therapeutic for me to tell this story; and
my goal has been to make a personal comment on my time in Hollywood,
and make it entertaining at the same time.