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.”
“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 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.”
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.
An English speaking event, VIEW Conference 2023 is taking place from October 15-20 in the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy. Attending the event in person guarantees an unrivaled opportunity for people to soak up the atmosphere and meet their heroes and mentors. Meanwhile, full online access enables a global audience to enjoy the conference via exclusive livestream.
The international VIEW Conference 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 much more.