In competition films

Platinum Grand Prize


Wednesday 3 May 2017 10:00 pm
Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni


by Chris Prynoski – USA, 2016

(85', O.V. with italian subtitles)

Nerdland is the story of two best friends, Elliott, an aspiring screenwriter, and John, an aspiring actor. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, the two decide that in this celebrity-obsessed world there’s more than one way to become famous. Making up for what they lack in brains with witless enthusiasm, John and Elliott begin their journey in the consumerist Los Angeles, willing to be consumed and to obtain fame at all costs.



Chris Prynoski

Chris Prynoski is an American animator, director, and producer, known for his work on TV programs such as Metalocalypse, Freaknik: The Musical, Motorcity and Megas XLR and films such as Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.

Prynoski began his career working in New York City, mostly on his own or through MTV's in-house studio on shows like Daria and Beavis and Butthead. He also created his own show, Downtown, which was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award in 2000 and his directorial work in the hallucination sequence of Beavis and Butt-Head Do America was nominated for "Best Animated Sequence in a Feature Film" by the National Cartoonists Society.

In the same year, he moved to Hollywood, California, where he opened his own studio Titmouse, Inc. with wife, Shannon Prynoski

Prynoski's animation can be seen in opening title sequences for The Osbournes and The Simple Life and his directorial work can be seen in a number of media, from commercials to feature films to television. He has directed animation for the animated commercial "Foot Long Hot Dog Inventor" for Budweiser, many music videos for artists including Velvet Revolver, Snoop Dogg and George Clinton, and among other projects, a Dexter's Lab spoof with They Might Be Giants for Cartoon Network. His directing credits also include The Amazing Screw-On Head starring Paul Giamatti, Megas XLR for Cartoon Network, Happy Monster Band for Disney, Metalocalypse for Cartoon Network, Motorcity for Disney XD, and Downtown for MTV.

Prynoski has also directed Adult Swim's Freaknik: The Musical and executive produced Black Panther for Marvel and G.I. Joe: Resolute for Hasbro. He created and executive produced of the animated series Motorcity, which premiered on Disney XD in April 2012.

His animation studio, Titmouse, Inc., is best known for their work on the Guitar Hero game cinematics, the short film Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation, and television series work on such shows as Metalocalypse, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Afro Samurai, DJ & the Fro, Community, The Venture Bros., Freaknik: The Musical, and Superjail!.

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