CHICHI was David Nessl's thesis film, produced while attending graduate school at USC's School of Cinematic Arts division of Animation and Digital Arts.Originally the film was intended to be much more perverse and so stupid it's funny, but instead we made it more acceptably perverse, even stupider and less funny because "your nipples," that's why. Currently CHICHI is making it's run through film festivals around the world and after that's over we will all probably move back in with our parents and start working out at the gym, or something like that.
Honors | Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2019
So proud that CHICHI had it's US Premier at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 where it was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize! https://www.sundance.org/projects/chichi
Rooftop Films Summer Series 2019
CHICHI will be playing on closing night of Rooftop Film's Summer Series 2019 in New York City August 23. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-rooftop-shots-closing-night-2019-tickets-62021574198
Nòt Film Festival 2019
CHICHI will be screening at the Nòt International Film Festival 2019 July 30 - August 4th in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy.
Durban International Film Festival 2019
Southside Film Festival 2019
CHICHI played June 11 - 15 in South Bethlehem Pennsylvania! Bark bark woof!
Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival 2019
Playing alongside a few favorites from Sundance in Blibao, Spain May 2 - 11.
Chattanooga Film Festival 2019
Excited to have CHICHI make it's Florida debut as an Official Selection at the Chattanooga Film Fest 2019.
Cleveland Internals Film Festival 2019
CHICHI is an official selection of the Cleveland International Film Fest 2019.
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2018
So honored to have had CHICHI screen at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2018 alongside a line of wonderfully weird films.
Mammoth Film Festival 2019
CHICHI is an official selection for the Mammoth Film Fest 2019!
Dead by Dawn Film Festival 2019
CHICHI is an official selection for the Dead by Dawn Film Fest 2019!
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2018
CHICHI was a SEMIFINALIST in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2018.
Accolade Global Film Competition 2018
CHICHI was given an award of recognition at the Accolade Global Film Competition 2018 for animation.
Independent Short Awards, November 2018
CHICHI won a Silver Award for Best Sound Design. The sound design for the film was created by Director David Nessl, collaborating with Composer Mark Garbett.