World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts


The highly anticipated follow-up to Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow finds Emily Prime swept inside the brain of an incomplete back-up clone of her future self, who’s on a mission to reboot her broken mind. Continuing the tradition of the first film, World of Tomorrow Episode Two was written entirely around candid audio recordings of Hertzfeldt’s five year old niece.


Don Hertzfeldt

Don Hertzfeldt (1976) is an Academy Award nominee whose popular animated films have been featured at over a thousand film festivals and venues around the world. He received a BA in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 1998, where he produced his first four animated films: Ah L’Amour (1995), Genre (1996), Lily and Jim (1997) and Billy’s Balloon (1998), the latter receiving a nomination for the Palm D’Or at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. His following film, Rejected (2000), was nominated for an Oscar in 2001, and films The Meaning of Life (2005), Everything Will Be OK (2006), I Am So Proud of You (2008) attracted large audiences. Since 1995 his cartoons have collectively received over 150 international awards.


Director:Don Hertzfeldt
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