New Directors Competition
In 2016, the United States began to divide between Donald Trump’s supporters and Hillary Clinton’s supporters —at that time, they were probable candidates to the presidency. Artist Matt Furie watched his comic character, Pepe The Frog, created a decade ago, turning into a symbol to the alt-right. He was tweeted by Trump, condemned by Hillary, declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League. The documentary shows the cultural rift in the US and also the struggle of an artist to recover the control over his vandalized creation.
Winner of the U.S. documentary Special Jury Award for emerging filmmaker at Sundance Film Festival. The film was also presented at CPH:DOX film festival.
Giorgio Angelini, Arthur Jones, Aaron Wickenden
Giorgio Angelini, Ben Cox, Christian Bruno, Kurt Keppeler, Guy Mossman, David Usui
Aaron Wickenden, Drew Blatman, Katrina Taylor
Ari Balouzian, Ryan Hope
Georgio Angelini, Caryn Capotosto, Arthur Jones, Aaron Wickenden
A graduate from Rhode Island School of Design, Jones is a cartoonist. He is the author of Post-it Notes Diaries, a book of his illustrations, and has directed animations and motion graphics to journalists and documentary filmmakers, working with companies such as The New York Times and VICE. Feels Good Man is his debut as a feature film director.