Stopmotion Animation 'I Have Your Heart' Launched Online
The story of a good girl with a bad heart, and the boy whose death will save her life…... Crowdfunded on Kickstarter & shot in Melbourne ‘I Have Your Heart’ is collaboration between New York illustrator Molly Crabapple, international rockstar Kim Boekbinder, and Melbourne animator Jim Batt.
The film is the story of a good girl with a bad heart, and the boy whose death will save her life. Told through darkly whimsical stopmotion, the film was inspired by Kim Boekbinder’s rollicking, accordion sing‐a‐long song about love, loss, and open‐heart surgery – ‘The Organ Donor’s March’.
On March 25th 2011, having completed preproduction on the project, Crabapple, Boekbinder, & Batt launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to assist with the production of the animation. Within 36 short hours the team had exceeded their initial $7,00 target and caught the attention of major online websites and twitter. Over $17,000 was raised in all, allowing production to begin.
“I’ve loved this song for years and want to see the animation very badly.” -‐ Neil Gaiman
With the team split between two hemispheres and numerous continents, the project was born on the internet and made possible through the connective powers of twitter, email, kickstarter, blogs, skype and more. Molly and Kim were already frequent collaborators, combining their art and music to great effect. Jim saw via twitter they were looking for an animator and the three talents joined forces to form the creative powerhouse of Crabapple, Boekbinder, & Batt!
BoingBoing Q&A: http://boingboing.net/2012/11/19/i-have-your-heart.html