Don Hertzfeldt

“Don Hertzfeldt (born August 1, 1976) is a two-time Academy Award nominated animator, writer, and independent filmmaker. He is the creator of many animated films, including It’s Such a Beautiful Day, World of Tomorrow, The Meaning of Life, and Rejected. His films have received over 250 awards and have been presented around the world. Seven of his films have competed at the Sundance Film Festival, a festival record. He is also the only filmmaker to have won the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice.

Hertzfeldt’s short films have been described as “some of the most influential animation ever created,” and “some of the most vital and expressive animation of the millennium.“” - Wikipedia

Personally, I like his original style, the fact that he is not afraid to use classical music and mix real and painted scenes.

The meaning of life (2005)

Bill’s story (Trilogy)

This is a story about Bill, who has some troubles with his memory.

Author explores some existentialism and philosophy topics and uses a lot of dark humor while showing us a life of the main character.

Everything will be ok (2006)

Also, you should definitely watch his last animation movie - World of Tomorrow, which I’ve mentioned here.

Anton Kaliaev

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