Filmmaker: Devon Manney

Runtime: 15 min

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.

About The Filmmaker

Devon Manney is a 23-year-old artist and filmmaker, currently living in Los Angeles.
He grew up in Moorhead, MN, where he taught himself to draw and animate at the age of 9, largely as a way to occupy his ever-expanding imagination (and escape from the frigid winters). By the time he left high school, his films had been screened at festivals across the US, and Devon was named one of the top-14 young filmmakers in the nation by the National YoungArts Foundation.

Studying Animation at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Devon was awarded grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, ASIFA-Hollywood, and the USC Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Additionally, Devon was the recipient of the 2016 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ Locher Memorial Award, given annually to the most promising student cartoonist in North America, as well as a Student Academy Award in 2017 for “Cradle”.