Cows With Guns featured on Youtube (19/5/2007):
We were lucky enough to have our 2002 film Cows With Guns featured on the Youtube homepage.
We had put all our past films online in late 2006 and most of them were plodding along, all with a few thousand views. Cows With Guns was going best with about 20,000 and must have done something to catch the eye of Youtube content scouts.
We discovered what had happened when Cameron logged into hotmail and found thousands of emails from youtube titled, new comment on "Cows With Guns". He thought something was wrong at first but soon realised how great it really was.
It shot up a few hundred thousand views in the first day and has been climbing steadily since. We're just happy so many people have had the chance to view our film.
Someone who happened to notice our film featured on Youtube was the songwriter of 'Cows With Guns', Dana Lyons. We'd sent him the video back in 2002 to get permission to screen it around the place. He was happy to offer this so we actually sent it out to a few film festivals and it became our first real succesful film, picking up some big awards.
When Dana saw it pop up on Youtube, with hundreds of thousands of views, he thought I gotta meet these guys, so the next month on a trip to Australia, he stopped in to say 'howdy' and have some lunch.
This was a great honour for us, because in a way, this was the man who kick started our film making careers. We showed him what we'd done so far on Animal Instincts and we listened to some of his recent songs. We talked about working as independent artists and agreed Youtube was a good thing for both of us, and we should use it to help sell some T-Shirts! You can order Cows With Guns T-Shirts at www.cowswithguns.com.
To watch Cows With Guns on Youtube, click here.
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