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My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

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‘This will be a great year for our hero and his loyal companion.’

Dash, an over-ambitious writer at the school paper and his best friend Assaf are not exactly popular. But that's about to change: They're going to make their big breakthrough, and everyone will see their true potential. At least that's the plan. However, Dash doesn't approve of Assaf's budding romance with Verti, the paper's editor. Problems at school, a crisis of friendship, the woes of an outsider… But then he discovers a secret in the school cellar that shakes his world. An animated disaster film in a garish, expressive style that's overflowing with visual creativity and anarchic humour. Featuring the voices of Jason Schwartzman, Maya Rudolph, Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham and Susan Sarandon.

Dash Shaw

USA 2016


77’ · Colour


Jason Schwartzman (Dash)
Lena Dunham (Mary)
Reggie Watts (Assaf)
Maya Rudolph (Verti)
Susan Sarandon (Lunch Lady Lorraine)
Alex Karpovsky (Drake)
John Cameron Mitchell (Brent Daniels)


Written and directed by
Dash Shaw
Lance Edmands, Alex Abrahams
Rani Sharone
Sound Design
Ryan M. Price
Fall On Your Sword
Jane Samborski
Kyle Martin, Craig Zobel, Dash Shaw
Executive Producers
Joshua Blum, Tyler Davidson, Kevin Flanigan, Matthew Johnson


Dash Shaw

Born in Los Angeles, USA in 1983, he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and works as a cartoonist and animator. His graphic short stories have featured in many anthologies, newspapers and magazines. His graphic novel ‘New School’ was named one of the best books of the year by National Public Radio (NPR). He has worked as an animator on Wheel of Fortune, Blind Date 4, The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD web-series and the Sigur Ros video Seraph (co-written with John Cameron Mitchell) which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.


2016 My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

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Electric Chinoland

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Cinetic Media