Don Hertzfeldt (born August 1, 1976) is the creator of many short animated films, including the Academy-Award nominated Rejected and Everything Will Be OK. His animated films have received over one hundred and fifty awards and have been presented around the world. Before the age of thirty, his films were already the subject of several career retrospectives. He was the youngest director named in the “They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They” list of “The 100 Important Animation Directors” of all time, and in 2010 he received the San Francisco International Film Festival’s “Persistence of Vision” Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 33.
The popularity of Hertzfeldt’s work is unprecedented in the history of independent animation and his films are frequently quoted and referenced in pop culture. In 2009, the Sundance Film Festival noted, “If cinephiles think shorts don’t generate the same sort of hype and fanbase as feature films, they obviously haven’t heard of Don Hertzfeldt.”
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Heads up, folks, the man's scheduled to do an IAmA on Reddit on Sept. 17 starting at 4PM (ET).
On giving everything 5 Stars... some may think I give them out to liberally, But all of these films take such immense time and effort to create, you can't help but marvel at everything you are taking in. You are totally lost in the entertainment he's created ad-mist all the technical know how. Which is in itself a marvelous feat, making the audience forget who they are, and submerging them into this world.