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The Earth is Flat

Surrealist narrative following a little pink character through a pastel wasteland interacting with eccentric individuals and ominous experiences. With encounters including an odd coffee shop performer, an unstable traveler, and a pet dog, he slowly begins to feel a shift in his worldview.

  • Rob Gilliam
    Key Cast
  • Aster Pang
    Key Cast
  • Victoria Vincent
    Key Cast
  • Jason Richards
  • Kesiah Manival
    Puppet builder
  • Ben Reicher
    CG animator
  • Jonni Phillips
    Director, writer, animator, editor, compositor
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, surrealist, narrative, horror, experimental
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 10th Annual TAIS Animated Showcase
    Toronto, Ontario
    July 30, 2016
  • CalArts Experimental Animation BFA1 Film Screening
    Valencia, California
    United States
    May 12, 2016
Director Biography

jonni phillips is a genderfluid filmmaker and cartoonist, born in torrance california in 1997. jonni was really into newspaper comic strips and bad christian cgi cartoons for the first 9 years of life, and then got really into making lego movies when they were 10. 9 years later and jonni is making films at the california institute of the arts in the experimental animation program, and directing a cartoon pilot at frederator studios/sony pictures animation. jonni still doesn't have a vimeo staff pick but maybe someday

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Director Statement

this project started out with me trying to convey a vague uneasy feeling ive had for my entire life through a surrealist narrative.. its evolved and changed a lot since then but i think the heart of that is still there

i made most of the film by drawing the characters digitally for each frame, printing each frame out, cutting out each frame and putting the shot together on a multiplane… any shot with the stop motion puppet had to be put together on a stop motion stage…

it was a lot of work, and i hope you enjoy it