Leo Aug 01, 1976 Fremont Actor, Director, Producer and Writer
Don Hertzfeldt is an American animator and independent filmmaker. He is the creator of many animated films, including It's Such a Beautiful Day, The Meaning of Life, and the Academy-Award nominated Rejected. His films have received over 200 awards and have been presented around the world.
Hertzfeldt's short films have been described as "some of the most influential animation ever created." In 2009, the Sundance Film Festival wrote, "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."
In his book "The World History of Animation", author Stephen Cavalier writes, "Hertzfeldt is either a unique phenomenon or perhaps an example of a new way forward for individual animators surviving independently on their own terms… he attracts the kind of fanatical support from the student and alternative crowds usually associated with indie rock bands."
In 2012, Hertzfeldt combined his short film trilogy about a man named Bill, into a seamless new feature film, It's Such a Beautiful Day. The movie shared the same title as the third chapter in the series and had a limited release in autumn 2012. The L.A.