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WIlla's Rainbow Land

Directors: Steven Mertens and Leonora Pitts

United States, 2023, 3 min

Festival Year:2024

Cast:Willa Pitts, Leonora Pitts

Crew:Writer: Willa K Pitts. Producer: Leonora Gershman Pitts.


A little girl tells her mother a fantastical and fairy-filled story.

About the directors

Steven Mertens - Steven Mertens is a director and animator who has worked in many formats, from stop motion to 3D motion graphics and live action. Recently, Steven has embraced AI technology to push the boundaries of traditional animation, creating experiences that go beyond traditional norms.

Steven has directed music videos for artists such as Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, Regina Spektor, Mike Campbell, and The Chainsmokers to name a few. His ability to meld visual art with music stems from his early career as a bassist, touring with bands like The Moldy Peaches and Here We Go Magic.

Steven's work has been recognized at the Tribeca Film Festival and his videos frequently featured as Vimeo Staff Picks, showcasing his continued influence and innovation in the field of animation.

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Leonora Pitts - Leonora Pitts is an actress, dancer, and filmmaker in Los Angeles. She has appeared in films such as Fool’s Paradise and on shows such as The Rookie, For All Mankind, Room 104, and Togetherness, and her short films have screened at festivals all over the world. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied with and was later a faculty member of the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. She is the host of the Mothering Heights podcast. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Willa Pitts is an 8th grader now. She enjoys hockey, music, art, and spending time with her friends.

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