I Have Your Heart
This short stopmotion animation is collaboration between New York illustrator Molly Crabapple, international rockstar Kim Boekbinder, and Melbourne based 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 animated paper puppets and inspired by Kim Boekbinder’s song ‘The Organ Donor’s March’.
"I've loved this song for years and want to see the animation very badly."
- Neil Gaiman
The animation was crowd-funded on Kickstarter, a website that allows people to pledge money in support of the project. Only 36 hours after launching, the fundraiser had already exceeded the initial $7000 goal, with over of $17,000 total being raised by the end of the month.
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You can keep up to date with the project’s progress at: www.ihaveyourheart.com
With the team split over 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 Crabapple and Kim Boekbinder are frequent collaborators, combining their art and music to produce posters, paper dolls, t‐shirts, vinyl records, and other wonders. Jim Batt saw on twitter that they were looking for an animator and the three talents joined forces to create ‘I Have Your Heart’, the short animation that has the internet buzzing with excitement and
"I really want to see this amazing collaboration happen! Molly is a truly gifted artist and visionary and I love to see all her projects come to life! The song is really cool and I love how it goes with her arresting imagery!"
‐ Margaret Cho