I’ve uploaded the entirety of The Goat, The Boy and The Sun here:
It was turned down by about fifty film and animation festivals around the world and has still never had a public screening. Perhaps it’s not difficult to see why - the character animation is sloppy in places and it’s a big commitment to programme a film that’s nearly twenty minutes long. It also has a rather bleak ending, which people I’ve shown it to tend to get rather taken aback by.
I’m still fond of it though and there are a few bits I’m very proud of, particularly the sunset.
Nearly everything is rendered “in-camera” in Yafray, except the stars and the mist, which were rendered separately in Blender and composited over the top. There’s some of the Blender sequences ‘glow’ effect on the early daytime shots, too. Oh, and there’s some laboriously hand-painted motion blur at 00:07:20!
A contact at the BBC here in the UK advised me to put sound effects on it if I want to sell it to television, so I’m going to be making a start on that soon - it really does make all the difference.