Colin Levy | Writer / Director


Totally Blown Away

Okay, so two days ago we finally released “Sintel” to the world. We put it up on YouTube and held our breath as the comments streamed in.

I could not be happier with the response it’s gotten. It took me completely by surprise. Seriously, before this weekend I would never have predicted it would spread the way it has. I mean, what’s going on? The film has so many flaws!

Our reaction on irc. (I'm effstops)

Our reaction on irc. (I'm effstops)

But… it seems to have struck a chord with people. It was featured on SlashdotGeek.comNewsinFilm, and Cartoon Brew!

Not to mention our fanbase at blendernation and and where there are now over 600 comments.

People have been tweeting about it– including the incredible Felicia Day… and a post I made on even made the front page!

And now there’s over a quarter million views on YouTube. I’m overwhelmed! I feel like I’m personally getting too much credit for the film. It was really a team effort from beginning to end, and I was fortunate to be working with an incredibly diverse and talented team. Thanks guys!

I especially want to thank Ton Roosendaal, the producer of the film and the lead developer of Blender, for giving me the opportunity, putting the project together, weighing in creatively and pushing us all to do our best work.

If you haven’t seen the film yet, check it out:


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