Don Hertzfeldt

Film Director / Screenwriter / Animator / Cinematographer | * 08/01/1976 (44) | Fremont, California, USA
Don Hertzfeldt (born August 1, 1976) is an American animator, writer, and independent filmmaker. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee who is best known for the animated films It's Such a Beautiful Day, the World of Tomorrow series, and Rejected. In 2014, his work appeared on The Simpsons. Eight of his short films have competed at the Sundance Film Festival, a festival record. He is also the only filmmaker to have won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice. Hertzfeldt's work has been described as "some of the most influential animation ever created", "some of the most vital and expressive animation of the millennium", and "some of the most essential short films of the last 20 years". In 2020, GQ described his work as "simultaneously tragic and hilarious and philosophical and crude and deeply sad and fatalist and yet stubbornly, resolutely hopeful." In his book The World History of Animation, author Stephen Cavalier writes "Her... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Comedies | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Don Hertzfeldt

2x Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

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Movies with Don Hertzfeldt as Actor(9)

as himself2017 Intro
as Narrator (voice)2012 It's Such a Beautiful Day
as Narrator (voice)2011 It's Such a Beautiful Day
as TV Backpacker2011 Slacker 2011
as Stanilus (voice)2010 Wisdom Teeth
as Narrator (voice)2008 I Am So Proud of You
as Narrator (voice)2006 Everything Will Be OK
as Dill (voice)2004 Hair High
as Spoon Guy / Banana / Queen of France2000 Rejected

TV Shows/Series with Don Hertzfeldt as Actor(1)

as himself1989 The Simpsons

Movies with Don Hertzfeldt as Crew(62)

Directing/Director2019 Antarctica
Visual Effects/Animation2019 Antarctica
Writing/Writer2019 Antarctica
Directing/Director2017 Intro
Writing/Writer2017 Intro
Crew/Cinematography2015 World of Tomorrow
Directing/Director2015 World of Tomorrow
Editing/Editor2015 World of Tomorrow
Production/Producer2015 World of Tomorrow
Sound/Sound Editor2015 World of Tomorrow
Sound/Sound Mixer2015 World of Tomorrow
Sound/Musician2015 World of Tomorrow
Visual Effects/Digital Effects Producer2015 World of Tomorrow
Visual Effects/Animation2015 World of Tomorrow
Writing/Writer2015 World of Tomorrow
Crew/Cinematography2012 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Directing/Director2012 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Production/Producer2012 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Writing/Writer2012 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Directing/Director2011 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Production/Producer2011 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Writing/Writer2011 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Directing/Director2010 Wisdom Teeth
Writing/Writer2010 Wisdom Teeth
Directing/Director2008 I Am So Proud of You
Writing/Writer2008 I Am So Proud of You
Production/Producer2007 The Animation Show, Volume 3
Crew/Cinematography2006 Everything Will Be OK
Crew/Sound Recordist2006 Everything Will Be OK
Directing/Director2006 Everything Will Be OK
Production/Producer2006 Everything Will Be OK
Sound/Original Music Composer2006 Everything Will Be OK
Visual Effects/Animation2006 Everything Will Be OK
Writing/Writer2006 Everything Will Be OK
Directing/Director2005 The Meaning of Life
Production/Producer2005 The Meaning of Life
Visual Effects/Animation2005 The Meaning of Life
Writing/Writer2005 The Meaning of Life
Production/Producer2005 The Animation Show, Volume 2
Directing/Director2003 The Animation Show, Volume 1
Directing/Director2003 The Animation Show
Writing/Writer2003 The Animation Show
Directing/Director2000 Rejected
Writing/Writer2000 Rejected
Directing/Director1998 Billy's Balloon
Visual Effects/Animation1998 Billy's Balloon
Writing/Writer1998 Billy's Balloon
Directing/Director1997 Lily and Jim
Production/Producer1997 Lily and Jim
Visual Effects/Animation1997 Lily and Jim
Writing/Writer1997 Lily and Jim
Directing/Director1996 Genre
Writing/Writer1996 Genre
Directing/Director1995 Ah, L'Amour
Writing/Writer1995 Ah, L'Amour

TV Shows/Series with Don Hertzfeldt as Crew(1)

Visual Effects/Animation1989 The Simpsons

Additional Information

Full Name: Donald Hertzfeldt
Born: Sunday, 08/01 1976 (August) in Fremont (current age: 44 years + 175 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: University of California, Santa Barbara
Don Hertzfeldt frequently works together with these people:
Brian Hamblin (6x, Crew)
Rebecca Moline (5x, Crew)
Mike Judge (4x, Actor)
David Silverman (4x, Crew)
Bill Plympton (4x, Crew)
Robert May (4x, Crew)
Harry Shearer (3x, Actor)
James L. Brooks (3x, Crew)
Al Jean (3x, Crew)
Sara Cushman (3x, Cast)
Pamela Hayden (3x, Actress)
Karl Wiedergott (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:65548, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 12/29/2020