Thursday, December 08, 2011

Bill

And now, a short film.




Thanks, Andrew!

39 comments:

Dakota said...

I secretly hoped Lonesome Billy would find a bunny friend at the end. Maybe we could connect them with bunny adoption options :-)

Fleetie said...

That is most excellent! Someone put real effort and thought into making that!

Goes to show: Don't face up to a Dutchie!

sharmalee said...

Fantastic!!!

sharmalee said...

Fantastic!!!

Valsainte said...

Billy ain’t gonna argue with stoopid hoomins who did him wrong. You’re headin' for Sad Hill Cemetery where you’ll soon be pushing up dust bunnies.

Juliebun said...

very brave of Billy's hoomins to leave him with a gun handy! Great film!

Bunny Momma said...

well now. you've certainly given me some ideas billy. btw, where can i get a gun?

SixBunnies said...

What a talented actor you are Billy! Amazing! Very believable death scene! Can I have your autograph???

Cathy said...

Best Ever! Nominating this for the next film festival.

Furbeast said...

Great video, great method acting on the part of Billy!

"Stranger, I've been gettin' word of carrot rustlin' up north in the kitchen area and I'm here to tell ya this carpet here ain't big enough for two. You got 'til sundown to leave nice and peaceful like, 'cause I've got an itchy trigger paw."

Rachel said...

Awesome!!!

janet2buns said...

Best. Bunny Video. Ever.

And another excellent submission from Furbeast!

anonymous said...

Amazingly well done, but I am with Dakota. How about a sequel to the tune of, "You better let somebunny love you, you better let somebunny love you, before it's too late . . ." What the heck is that song - Desperado! That's it! I am waiting.

janet2buns said...

"Bunmatcher, bunmatcher, make me a match,
Find me a find,
Catch me a catch,
Night after night in my cage I'm alone,
So make me a perfect match!"

Fleetie said...

Yeah: Find me a MATCH to make "Spontaneous Hoomin ComBUNstion" happen!

"Strike... Strike... Strike... PSSHHHHHHHH! 'AWWW RIGHT!!!'"


(Might have been listening to too much early Def Bunneh!)

Andrew said...

Hello all, this is Andrew, the director of Lonesome Billy.

First off, thank you all so much for the kind words, makes me eager to work on the next thing.

And I LOVE the idea of using Desperado in a sequel!! I'll be sure to give credit to the posters on disapproving rabbits for the inspiration!

And Bill says hi!

Katie said...

Great photography, really well done. I loved it. Two bunny ears wayyy up!

fluffy said...

I loved it!!!

Valsainte said...

Andrew, this is destined to be a classic! Thank you for putting it together. I suspect even Queen Cinnamon would approve. Five Nutriberries!

anonymous said...

I think all the inspiration behind Desperado was spontaneously generated and flung out into the universe by Bill himself. All credit is due to the original casting and stellar performance of Bill.

janet2buns said...

A sequel??? That would be AWESOME! We're eagerly looking forward to it!

And Queen Phoebe and Prince Consort Drizzle think Spontaneous Hoomin ComBUNstion is too much to hope for. They know, they've tried. I'm still disappointingly here.

SixBunnies said...

Andrew, all paws up for the slave of a Dutchie! wow ...

Katie said...

You don't tug on Superman's cape.
You don't spit into the wind.
You don't pull the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger,
And you don't mess around with Bill!

Elizabeth said...

This is actually the best thing in the entire world.

Andrew said...

I have to say that the best part about all of this has been the comments from this website.

And good news: a very dramatic / epic Lonesome Billy poster is on the way. I'll be sure to post a high resolution copy for anybody to save for themselves.

Thanks again for all the support!

mum of critters said...

fricken HYSTERICAL! and having been owned by 2 Dutchies I am not surprised by the ending!

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

... oh what an incredible treat!!!!
How about "When the bun comes around" ;-)

"And I heard, as it were, the noise of disapproval. One of the four buns saying, 'Come and see.' and I saw, and behold a carrot top"

There's a bun goin' 'round takin' names,
And he decides who to disapprove of and who to blame.
Everybody won't be treated all the same,
There'll be a golden carrot reachin' down.
When the bun comes around.

Furbeast said...

The fans here are hoping for a sequel. But now Bill has gone from relative unknown to big screen talent, for his next movie he will be demanding his own double wide pen, personal assistant, fur and makeup consultant, salad chef, and security team. Next time, his agent will not allow the Talent to perform his own stunts. No interviews, and for goodness sakes, keep the screaming fans *behind* the barricades.

P.S. Will Bill be autographing the poster?

muneezz said...

I've watched this over a dozen times now and it just gets better and better. Very classy B&W film!

Luka said...

HYSTERICAL! I love Lonesome Billy! Maybe Billy should meet me... Lonesome Luka... Hey Billy, check me out at wheresluka.blogspot.com!!

Garret said...

I love the way the video stays true to the song, very well done. This could be the start of something good, great job.

janet2buns said...

My favourite part is at :40 where he tilts his head up in a very noble pose to correspond with the lyrics. You can clearly see that Lonesome Billy is a bunny to be reckoned with.

anonymous said...

J2B: I went and watched even more carefully. 40 is a splendid profile. The actress also just breaks my heart. She's truly I believe the expression is "almost too good." Heart wrenching. I have to ask, though, have you ever you ever seen such a bunny belly as Billy's. What a leap, what a tummy, what a fight to live! I'm in love. This was true and brave and so tragic - the idea that Bill had to turn to guns instead of meeting a mentor capable of helping him nurture and release his deep disapproval, and no bunny should ever be lonesome or homeless. As I have said, I am waiting for the redemption sequels. Andrew, Buns and Chou Chou on Rabbit Bites did a piece about when Buns was on the street.

anonymous said...

Oh, lest there be any doubt, let me add that it is always the humans in the drama who must seek redemption.

Elsewhere said...

What a wonderful film! A great tribute to a great rabbit! love you, Billy

Unknown said...

Well, I have a problem. Scout, my black and white dutch, now wants his own short video and gun.

I think he and Billy were separated at birth.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Love it!

Pamela Jaye said...

Did that poster ever happen?
I saw this accidentally on youtube last Sunday and have been in love ever since. My dutchie, Anya, has not seen it. She is not as computer savvy as my duck Snuggles (who is a Muscovy)

Pamela Jaye said...

I forgot I had that picture there, of Snuggles