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VIEW Conference: Announcing New Speakers

VIEW Conference announces that ND Stevenson, creator of the award-winning graphic novel “Nimona,” together with Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, directors of the Netflix animated feature adaptation, will join the event in person.

Based on the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling graphic novel by ND Stevenson, Nimona is an epic tale about finding friendship in the most surprising situations and accepting yourself and others for who they are. When Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem — who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been trained to destroy. As the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters start to blur, the two of them set out to wreak serious havoc — for Ballister to clear his name once and for all, and for Nimona to…just wreak serious havoc.

While attending VIEW Conference 2023 in October, ND Stevenson will join Nimona directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane for an in-depth presentation of the journey they went on together to bring this poignant, history-making story to the screen.

With a visual style inspired by the mid-century modern illustrations of Eyvind Earle and Charley Harper, Nimona brings to life a fanciful ‘techno-medieval’ world where swords and social media co-exist. The production survived through adversity – from a studio shut-down to a global pandemic – and enjoyed a triumphant release thanks to the filmmakers’ passionate belief in the project. 

“I think the magic of this movie comes from the stories of people who know what it’s like to feel alienated,” says Bruno, “who shared their experiences with us and made sure the representation was authentic.”

Image provided by the VIEW Conference Team. Image taken from Nimona.

“‘Nimona’ is a subversive fairy tale for the 21st century,” says Conference Director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “It tells an extraordinary story about friendship, diversity, and acceptance, and I am thrilled that ND Stevenson, Nick Bruno, and Troy Quane will be attending VIEW Conference 2023 in Turin to tell their own story about the making of this beautiful film.”

About VIEW Conference

VIEW Conference 2023 takes place in Turin, Italy, from October 15-20. The event brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts not only to share and celebrate the latest achievements in Animation, VFX, and Games but also to share their visions of the future. The conference’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere is designed to enlighten and inspire, with an extensive live program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses embracing cutting-edge thinking on such diverse topics as Storytelling, Virtual Production, Computer Graphics, Interactive & Immersive Media, VR/AR/Mixed Reality and the Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Rendering and more.

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