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The Torturous History of Treadmill

Explainer Animation



The constant thud underneath your feet. The constrained space. The monotony of going nowhere fast. Running on a treadmill can certainly feel like torture, but did you know it was originally used for that very purpose? Conor Heffernan details the dark and twisted history of the treadmill.


Educator - Conor Heffernan
Director - Yukai Du
Animation - Yukai Du, Jiaqi Liu

Associate Producer - Jessica Ruby

Content Producer - Gerta Xhelo

Narrator - Addison Anderson
Music Composer - Cem Misirlioglu


2016 Annecy International Film Festival – Official Selection