We the Animals

We the Animals

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their rural New York hometown, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and while their Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own. An immersive portrait of working class family life and brotherhood, propelled by masterful performances from its young first-time actors and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life.

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Direction: Jeremiah Zagar
Script: Dan Kitrosser, Jeremiah Zagar, based on the novel by Justin Torres
Cinematography: Zak Mulligan
Editing: Keiko Deguchi, Brian A. Kates
Sound: Ruy Garcia
Music: Nick Zammuto
Actors: Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand, Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Josiah Gabriel
Production: Public Record, Cinereach
Producer/Producers: Jeremy Yaches, Christina D. King, Andrew Goldman, Paul Mezey
Art Direction: Katie Hickman (Production Designer), Lance Mitchell (Art Director)
Costumes: Valentine Freeman
Executive producer: Philipp Engelhorn, Michael Raisler
Camera: Adam Gonzales, Tom Atwell, Troy Dobbertin
Make Up: Kristen Alimena
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 97΄
Contact: The Exchange, sophia@theexchange.ws
Awards/Distinctions: NEXT Innovator Award – Sundance FF 2018 Revelations Prize – Deauville FF 2018 International Student Jury Award – Film by the Sea IFF 2018 Special Jury Prize – Independent Film Festival of Boston 2018 Future/Now Award – Montclair FF 2018