Help Fund my First Animated Film

One year of work on three continents. Thousands of pen nibs and x-acto blads spent. And now, we can finally show you. We have your heart
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‘I Have Your Heart’ is a short stopmotion animated film by Molly Crabapple, Kim Boekbinder, and Jim Batt.

The artwork is hand drawn by Molly Crabapple, the New York sensation and international superstar of Dr. Sketchy’s fame.

The story and soundtrack are provided by Kim Boekbinder’s popular song, “The Organ Donor’s March,” a rollicking, accordion based, sing-a-long about love, loss, and life after death.

The film itself will be paper puppet stopmotion animated by Jim Batt, a Melbourne based filmmaker whose work has screened at international film festivals and to sold out crowds for live cinema events.

Molly’s drawings will be turned into paper puppets that move within their own wonderful world.

Crabapple, Boekbinder, & Batt came together through the magic of the internet in early 2010 and have spent the last year scheming, planning, drawing, cutting, coloring, testing, and getting ready for this moment: PRODUCTION.

Where The Money Goes

– Studio rent.

– 2-3 months of full time animating.

– Production costs: printing (approx. 300 sheets high quality A3 prints,) lights, hard drives, animation software, specialized camera equipment.

– Final product: Manufacturing the DVD of the final short film.

The Plan

Print, assemble, color, animate, edit, finish, send to festivals, watch people’s faces light up as they watch.

Follow the projects progress on our blog, where you can listen to the soundtrack, watch some test animations, and take a look behind the scenes: http://www.ihaveyourheart.com

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  7. Watched the short on Kickstarter this afternoon and fell in love with every aspect of the project. Can’t wait the see the finished project and thank you for being such an inspirtation.

  8. Watched the short on Kickstarter this afternoon and fell in love with every aspect of the project. Can’t wait the see the finished project and thank you for being such an inspirtation.

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    About Molly:

    Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, was published by HarperCollins in 2015. Brothers of the Gun, her illustrated collaboration with Syrian war journalist Marwan Hisham, will be published by One World/Penguin Random House in May 2018. Her reportage has been published in the New York Times, New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, VICE, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of a Yale Poynter Fellowship, a Front Page Award, and a Gold Rush Award, and shortlisted for a Frontline Print Journalism Award. She is often asked to discuss her work chronicling the conflicts of the 21st Century, and has appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, Amanpour, NPR, BBC News, PRI, and more. The New Yorker described her 2017 mural "The Bore of Babylon" as "a terrifying amalgam of Hieronymus Bosch, Honoré Daumier, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Her art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Rubin Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society.

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