On an isolated cacti farm, three stressed out birds ask a cowgirl to help put a stop to the elusive Ax-Man. 2019// Animafest Zagreb, Croatia Anima, Brussels, Belgium Borrego Spring Film Festival, CA Cellu l’art Short Film Festival, Jena, Germany One Earth Film Festival, Chicago, IL 2018// ANNY, Animation Nights New York Etiuda & Anima, Krakow, Poland FIIN, Vila Real, Portugal GNG Green Earth Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA Lift Off Film Festival Toronto, Online Selection Nitehawk Shorts Festival, NY, NY Norman Film Festival, Norman, OK NoBudge Shorts Program (MoMa), NY, NY PIAFF, Festival International du Film d’Animation de Paris Visionaria, San Gimignano, Italy YOUKI International Youth Media Festival, Wels, Austria AWARDS Audience Awards – *Third Place Jury Winner* NoBudge Awards – *Best Animated Film* One Earth Festival – *Best Short, College Level* A potential pilot for a series and – My third year film! Truly special thanks to: Diego Gaeta – for the incredible score Nick D’Agostino – for your wise advice Jonni Phillips – for script help, and late night burger runs Mathieu Libman – for your sage story tips Nicole Panter – for reviewing the first draft of the script Pixote Hunt – for teaching me how to tell a story with color And of course Abe, Gabby, Worsey, Emily, and my family. Insta: sam_lane_art Portfolio: samlaneart.com