Ever since then, my head's been red.
  • Written, directed, and animated by E. J. Barnes
  • Color, 3 Minutes, gouache on paper
  • Filmed in 16mm with optical soundtrack
  • Music "Leatherwing Bat" (traditional) performed by E. J. Barnes (vocals) and Jeff Bottiger (guitar)
  • Lyrics and melody based on the version collected and adapted by John A. and Alan Lomax in Folk Song U.S.A., 1966 edition.
  • Colored by E. J. Barnes, Lenni Armstrong, and Mike Beach
  • Appropriate for all ages

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Public Showings
2013 Arlington Short Animation Film Festival, Arlington, MA
2011 Shorts, Somerville, MA
2011 3Fest, South Bend, IN
2008 Papercut Zine Library November concert, reading, and film showing to benefit Living and Recovery Community of Jamaica Plain; Cambridge, MA
2007 Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival, Concord, NH
2007 Shelburne Falls Film Festival, Shelburne, MA
2007 Sevincer Animation Festival, Brattleboro, VT (Third Prize Winner)
2005 Li'l Longbaugh (children's program of Longbaugh Film Festival), Portland, OR.
2005 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Hoot, says the owl with her head so white
2004 Valley Film Festival, North Hollywood, CA
2004 Zonker Films Special Children's Program for Fox Chase Family Artwalk, Portland, OR
2004 Real to Reel Film Festival, Charlotte, NC
2004 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, San Diego, CA
2004 Thunderbird International Film Festival, Cedar City, UT (Category Award Winner: First Film, Open Genre Short)
2004 ROADance Film Festival, Park City, UT
2003 Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
2003 Bahamas One World Film Festival, Bahamas
2003 High Falls Film Festival (Children's Program), Rochester, NY
2003 Winslow International Film Festival, Winslow, AZ
2003 New Hampshire Film Expo, Derry, NH (now the New Hampshire Film Festival of Portsmouth, NH)
2003 Dahlonega International Film Festival, Dahlonega, GA (now the Rome International Film Festival of Rome, GA)
2002 Northampton Independent Film Festival (now the Northampton Film Festival), Northampton, MA
2001 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Student Film and Video Annual, Boston, MA