Cradle (2017) - TRAILER

Returning to the USA after losing both arms overseas, a young veteran battles phantom pains, prosthetics, and memories of his pre-war life while reaching for a sense of normalcy.

My undergraduate thesis film at the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts within the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Produced with the help of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Educator's Forum, and 80+ wonderful Kickstarter backers.

 

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

– SHORTLISTED for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short

– 2017 Student Academy Award® Winner, Animation

– 2018 Annie Award® Nominee, Best Student Film

– Aesthetica Film Festival (Official Selection), AnimaSyros Animation Festival (Official Selection), Annapolis Film Festival, Beloit Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival (Honorable Mention), Omaha Film Festival (Official Selection), St Cloud Film Fest (Official Selection)

 

IMAGE GALLERY

CREDITS

Written/Animated/Directed by Devon Manney

Music by Saad Haddad

Additional Music by Natalie Shaw

CAST

Devon Manney...................Will Kelly

Alexa Nikol Curran............Rachel Kelly

Trevor Larson......................Dr. Paulson

Rosie Richards...................Amelia Kelly

Colorists: Megan Mangiano + Margaret Spencer

Background Designers: Jennifer Lee + Tiffany Lam + Devon Manney

Music Engineer: Ryan J. Stewart

Faculty Advisors: Sheila Sofian + Trixy Sweetvittles + Candace Reckinger

Sound by Hannah Kubat

Sound Supervisor: Bethany Sparks