A young woman explores a dating app in the future. “Tennessee,” by Jack Wedge is a startlingly original animation about a lonely girl in a lonely world. Its flashy, sensory overload style somehow feels exactly like the future, depicting surreal fragmentation at every level of the human experience. Her name is Tennessee, a high school student with a profile of “being sad” and “feeling alone”. When she wakes up from her personalized sleeper pod, she checks her phone. This particular morning happens to be her birthday (as we discover on her PleaseLook@Me.com page), and the big school dance is tonight. But with her Lonely Hook Up Club profile not showing any matches, she’ll have to find to find a date the old-fashioned way, in person 😨. This is all the while dealing with her crazy family — a VR-obsessed toddler brother, a dead-inside mother, and a smiling American dad who thinks everything is just fine. Layering together a terrifyingly dense visual landscape and stripping away all sense of the real or organic, the film is a brilliant satire of a technologically obsessed future, which happens to look a lot like now. (9 minutes). Written and directed by Jack Wedge.