Dreaming with Malin Akerman: Go Towards The Light

DreamStates: Malin Akerman  Animation by //kneeon

Malin Akerman is a Swedish-Canadian film actress and model. She has appeared in such films as WATCHMEN, THE HEARTBREAK KID, 27 DRESSES, COUPLES RETREAT, THE PROPOSAL and THE ROMANTICS. She is featured in the upcoming film BANG BANG CLUB about combat photographers and will also star opposite Tom Cruise in the film ADAPTATION OF ROCK OF AGES.

Malin took the time to sit down with us for an interview for our new animated web series, DreamStates, talking about a very disturbing dream she had. DreamStates takes a look into our dreams through the eyes of creative innovators from the worlds of music and film. In Malin’s dream she hears her mother get killed and is then stabbed by the killer until “everything goes black”. After “awakening” – she is faced with the choice of saying goodbye to her father or heading towards the “light”. Along the way she gets some help and guidance from old family and friends. Scary.

Sundance Channel teamed up with creative agency, Option-G, for the new collaborative animated video series, DreamStates. The series includes interviews with musicians Questlove (The Roots) and Mike Gordon (Phish), actor/comedian Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), actress Malin Akerman (WATCHMEN, COUPLES RETREAT) and writer/documentarian Sebastian Junger (THE PERFECT STORM/RESTREPO).

About the Animator: //kneeon

//kneeon is a New York based production company founded in 2008 by directors Mike Healey and Kelly Goeller. Through an ever-changing mix of animation, live action, pixels, and fluorescence, //kneeon creates visually compelling imagery. We thrive on collaboration; working with top artists and animators to enhance each frame. Our work has been seen brightening the walls of Paris’ video game museum, in the pages of an Index Book design collection, on MTV, IFC, in Target stores and in film festivals around the country. You can see more of //kneeon’s work at


DreamStates: Malin Akerman

Created by Option-G
Design and Animation: //kneeon
Directed by Greg Tomlinson and Cole Gerst
Produced by Calvin Florian and Greg Tomlinson
Director of Photography: Damon Ristau
Production Assistance by Reel Sessions
Art Direction and Fabrication by Kimberly Souza
Additional Fabrication by Taili Wu, Cécile Milazzo
Edited by Azita Ayagh Morris
Dreamstates Open and End Credits by Eric Lacombe
Sound Design by Nick LaGrasta
Dreamstates Music by Ben Jastatt
Executive Producer for Sundance Channel Jeff Kunken
Thanks to Malin Akerman

Be sure to check out Malin Akerman’s disturbing dream, and more from DreamStates.