Name: Miho Matsuda
Title: Dancers of the Stolen Heart
Contact details: Phone: +447971968377
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Runtime: 6 min
Dancers of the Stolen Heart follows the story of two characters, a girl with rotting disease of a beautiful, gleaming heart, and a man who falls in love with her special heart. One night he comes to the girl’s house to steal her heart. However, he has never imagined that this heart has the darkest and strangest disease.
This animation is about the fragility of an innocent heart and the punishment dealt out to those that would steal it. It also depicts the emptiness of possession.
The use of pixilation comically captures actors frame by frame. It also blends with my particular interest for the theatrical settings and lightings, which are the key features of this film. This adds the surrealistic and dreamy atmosphere to the real-life actors and objects.
Director: Miho Matsuda
Man: Guilherme May
Girl: Alice Coutin
Doctor: Rowan Sharp
Trees: Monisha Banerjee, Atsuko Burnett, Seb Burnett, Louise Ho, Jen Lovejoy, Anuj Mation, Michael Rokes, Rahil Soni, Balazs Varga
Voice: Balazs Varga
Music: Michael Lomon
Sound:Michael Lomon, Johnny Scarr