Thursday, March 26, 2015

Don Hertzfeldt and "World of Tomorrow"

Don Hertzfeldt, an American writer, animator, and independent filmmaker, has created many animated shorts and films. His films have received over 200 awards, and he's won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice. 

In his book "The World History of Animation", author Stephen Cavalier writes, "Hertzfeldt is either a unique phenomenon or perhaps an example of a new way forward for individual animators surviving independently on their own terms… he attracts the kind of fanatical support from the student and alternative crowds usually associated with indie rock bands."

His films tend to focus on dark humor, exploring themes of existentialism and philosophy.

Here's another one of his short films: The Meaning of Life.

World of Tomorrow will be available through video on demand at the end of this month. You can watch his film, It's Such a Beautiful Day on Netflix now.

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