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We are thrilled to announce that AAFF filmmaker David OReilly will be the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker at AAFF 54 on Thursday, March 17th. Enjoy this free event and hear OReilly speak about his work beginning at 5:10pm at the Michigan Theater.

Irish-born and Los Angeles-based, David OReilly is one of the most adventuresome and innovative independent animation filmmakers working today. OReilly's animations include Please Say Something (awarded Best Animation at 48th AAFF), and The External World (49th AAFF). OReilly is the creator of the acclaimed 2014 video game Mountain. He directed "Alien Child", the unforgettably funny and touching faux-animated video game in Spike Jonze’s Her (2013) and was also the first guest director in Cartoon Network’s 20-year history, creating the Adventure Time episode “A Glitch Is a Glitch.”

OReilly is resolutely independent, moving freely among television network, feature film, and music video commissions; metaphysical, otherworldly video games and interactive projects that question ideas of the self and the nature of role-playing; Tumblr games, iPhone hologram apps, and Twitter-based comic strips; and virtual reality environments. Don’t miss an incredible opportunity to hear from a renowned artist and filmmaker!

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