Holly Schroeder grew up on a small farm in Vermont, where amongst other things she watched after school Westerns. She dreamed of moving to the west and finally made it to Missoula MT in 1990. She spent many years as a hemp clothing entrepreneur, followed by a short stint as an amateur film maker. Holly tends to be self-taught in everything she does. She has spent the last four years learning to use the animation program Blender, and Showdown is her animation debut. Holly also intends Showdown as a tribute to the many artists and programers who make their content available in the public domain.