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In Another World: You Can Be Everything

15.02.2017 - Maike Mia Höhne, David OReilly

Famous for stripping down 3D graphics to the point of absurdity, the animated films of young Irish-born filmmaker and artist David OReilly have garnered over 80 awards, including the Golden Bear. Having recently stormed the world of video game and app development, OReilly’s œuvre awes in its defiance of traditional aesthetics and formats. Taking time away from the premiere of his newest "game-that-is-also-a-film," Everything, in competition at Berlinale Shorts, OReilly recounts his meteoric career and the choices and chances that landed him in the world of games.


Maike Mia Höhne

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A filmmaker and curator, Maike Mia Höhne has been the curator and head of Berlinale Shorts since 2007. She works as a curator and jury member for several institutions and festivals around the world and is involved in film funding on a regional and national level. She also teaches film at the University of Applied Sciences Europe in Hamburg. As of March 2019, she will take over as artistic director of the Hamburg International Short Film Festival.

David OReilly

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An Irish filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles, David OReilly has created several 3D animated short films, most notably PLEASE SAY SOMETHING, which won the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlinale, and THE EXTERNAL WORLD, which screened in Venice and Sundance and won over 40 festival awards. He has served as a writer on TV shows such as Adventure Time and South Park, and created fictional video games in Spike Jonze’s film HER.