i am a don hertzfeldt... filmmaker: AMA
hi reddit, i'm back for round 3. the last time i was here was 2012. how are you? your hair looks different but i like it. 3 years is kind of a long time. here are some things i've been doing since then:
"it's such a beautiful day," my first feature film, is now playing on netflix and other places
in 2013 i made a meandering graphic novel that nobody has heard of called "the end of the world." i drew it entirely on post-it notes: http://www.bitterfilms.com/EOTW1.html
in 2014 i was a guest on "the simpsons" and created a two minute couch gag for their season premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m78gYyTrG7Y
it features a squid homer that i still hope they make a plush doll out of.
and just a few days ago we released my new animated short "world of tomorrow" on-demand. it'll continue to play in theaters throughout the year, but as this was the first time i've animated anything digitally, after years of working on film, it made sense to extend the digital experiment to a digital release. it's a bit of a risk, i've traditionally funded everything else through theatrical tours and dvds, and most people will tell you there's no market for shorts online. but if we continue to believe that without ever trying to do anything to challenge it nothing will change, right?
you can find "world of tomorrow" here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/worldoftomorrow
if you like this sort of thing, please support it. maybe tell a friend. as an independent, each movie pays for the next one. think of it as a revolutionary new twist on kickstarter, in which a project is actually created first and then sold <3
OK let's go!
EDIT: thanks everyone for spending a bit of your saturday with me. it was oddly quiet today. i have to go but i hope it won't be another 3 years again before i'm back. see ya
EDIT: OK the questions keep coming and i am back for a little while longer what do you have
EDIT: ok i really gotta go this time ✨💫💫✨💫🌟✨ thanks again everyone and take care ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️