Cradle

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 – Best Animation, First Look Festival – Rusty Casselton Award, Fargo Film Festival WRITTEN/ANIMATED/DIRECTED BY Devon Manney MUSIC BY Saad Haddad CAST: Devon Manney...................Will Kelly Alexa Nikol Curran............Rachel Kelly Trevor Larson......................Dr. Paulson Rosie Richards...................Amelia Kelly ADDITIONAL MUSIC: Natalie Shaw COLORISTS: Megan Mangiano + Margaret Spencer BG DESIGN: Jennifer Lee + Tiffany Lam + Devon Manney MUSIC ENGINEER: Ryan J. Stewart FACULTY ADVISORS: Sheila Sofian + Trixy Sweetvittles + Candace Reckinger SOUND: Hannah Kubat SOUND SUPERVISOR: Bethany Sparks