World of Tomorrow
|Starring||Julia Pott, Winona Mae|
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
Don Hertzfeldt is an Oscar-nominated American independent filmmaker whose animated films include It’s Such a Beautiful Day, The Meaning of Life, Billy’s Balloon, and Rejected. His work has played around the world, receiving over 200 awards, and recently appeared in a special guest appearance on The Simpsons. Seven of his films have screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is the only filmmaker to have won the overall Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice.
The voice cast stars English illustrator Julia Pott alongside Hertzfeldt’s four-year-old niece, Winona.
Winona’s voice was quietly recorded while she and Hertzfeldt drew pictures together and talked about the world. From these raw sessions, Hertzfeldt took her candid reactions and partially rewrote the story (and Julia’s lines) to create their characters’ seamless conversations.
2015 Heartland Film Festival Award Winner World of Tomorrow has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Animated Short Film category.