Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

World of Tomorrow (2015)

Screening format: DCP (17 Minutes)

Writer/Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Starring: Julia Pott, Winona Mae, and Sara Cushman

"We mustn't linger. It is easy to get lost in memories."

World of Tomorrow is the story of a little girl taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future. The film received the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is an Oscar® nominee for Best Animated Short Film.

Don Hertzfeldt is a two time 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 screened worldwide receiving over 250 awards, and he recently made a special guest appearance on The Simpsons. Seven of his films have been 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 UCSB Script to Screen film presentation will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and UCSB Film and Media Studies alumnus Don Hertzfeldt.

There will be a post-discussion reception in the Michael Douglas lobby.

The UCSB Script to Screen series examines the screenplay and its transition to the big screen from the perspective of the writer, director, producer, and actor. This series is hosted by Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and sponsored by The Carsey-Wolf Center and the Department of Film and Media Studies.

World of Tomorrow Official Trailer

Variety Film Review: ‘2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation’ Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow is the clear class of a field that nonetheless yields many visual and emotional rewards.

The Atlantic - World of Tomorrow and the Copy - Pasted Brain

Don Hertzfeldt Filmography:   

World of Tomorrow (2015)

The Simpsons (2014)  ("couch gag" guest director)

It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)  (feature film version)

It's Such a Beautiful Day (2011)

Wisdom Teeth (2010) 

I Am So Proud of You (2008)

Everything will be OK (2006)

The Meaning of Life (2005)

Rejected (2000)

Billy's Balloon (1998)  (student film)

Lily and Jim (1997)  (student film)

Genre (1996)  (student film)

Ah, L'Amour (1995)  (student film)