2013 was a big year for the Squirrel Friends! Here were some of the highlights:
In April, we had a great time filming “Brother’s Day”, our documentary short about three brothers’ DIY holiday that celebrates their sibling bond.
In June, we celebrated the world premiere of “Brother’s Day” at the Nickel Independent Film Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
In September we visited the NYC Maker Faire where we found inspiration everywhere we looked!
In October, Upworthy.com featured “Brother’s Day,” which resulted in the film being watched by more than 30,000 fans on YouTube!
In December, the Squirrel Friends visited Fixers Collective NYC to learn how to take apart more fun things for our “What’s Inside?” series.
So what’s planned for 2014?
Lots! We’ve got four more “What’s Inside?” shorts coming out in early 2014. We also have another short documentary planned, and several other projects up our sleeves. Stay tuned for updates as we continue on our mission to make awesome films for kids!
Thank you, Upworthy! Our friends at Upworthy.com posted Brother’s Day to their social media accounts, and now 31,000 Squirrel Friends have watched our documentary. Hooray!
If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can watch here:
“Brother’s Day” was an official selection during the opening night of the Nickel Independent Film Festival in June. “Brother’s Day” and “What’s Inside?” also screened at the festival’s Children’s Matinee in August. Squirrel Friends were thrilled to share the shorts with the crowd in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Thanks again for having us, Nickel!
“Brother’s Day” is spreading around the world! Over 6,500 Squirrel Friends (and counting!) have viewed the documentary short about three brothers and the handmade holiday they created to celebrate their special bond.
We also received a shout out from the bloggers over at Bunch Family, who loved the spirit of the film. They wrote: “We think they’re really onto something here. Can we teach our kids to appreciate one another when they’re little so that they don’t take each other for granted when they get older? A special holiday just might be the way.” Check it out here.
Thanks to all of our Squirrel Friends who have shared our film! We’d like to share one million virtual acorns of gratitude with you all.