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“I Have Your Heart” is a short stopmotion animated film by Molly Crabapple, Kim Boekbinder, and Jim Batt.

UPDATE: NEW REWARD UNLOCKED $10,000 REACHED!  We've just announced two new rewards: for $1000 you can have a custom puppet of you in an animation sequence meeting the cast - check out the rewards column on the right hand side. AND If we reach $14,000 Kim will record a new companion song to "The Organ Donor's March." More information on both of these in the updates tab.

UPDATE: EXTRA REWARDS UNLOCKED! 100% REACHED! In celebration of exceeding our first funding target in 36 hours we are giving a free art sticker to everyone who has pledged $25 or more. Thank you!

BONUS: Add another $20 to your pledge to get a beautiful limited edition art booklet featuring all the characters and their background stories. The booklet will be 16 hand bound pages, with a cover image by Molly Crabapple silk screened in gold ink. (See the updates for more info.)

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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

Jim Batt In The Studio

Tech Details:

Camera: Canon 7D 

Animation Software: Dragon Stop Motion

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    Digital download of the film once it is released. PDF puppet plan so you can print and make your own character.

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    DVD of the final film, shipped before release + download of the film, and a PDF puppet plan. (+ $5 international shipping)

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    A piece of the set + DVD, download, PDF puppet. (+ $5 international shipping)

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    Puppet used in the filming + piece of the set + DVD, download, PDF puppet. + copy of Molly Crabapple's 'Dr. Sketchy's Official Rainy Day Coloring Book.'

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    Original Molly Crabapple drawing + puppet used in the filming + DVD, download, PDF puppet. + coloring book

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    Toy theater made from set pieces. One scene from the film will be sent to you, complete with two puppet characters used in the filming. There will be six scenes to choose from: the drawing room, the street, the garden, the docks, the boat, the surgery (first come, first serve.) + original Molly Crabapple drawing + DVD, download, PDF puppet. + coloring book

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    A custom puppet of YOU, and chance to meet the cast in their own animated world. We will make a custom puppet of you, then your puppet-self will get to meet the cast and ask them questions. Molly will draw your portrait, then Jim will make a custom puppet and animation of you meeting the characters. You can submit one question to ask each character, these will be done as title cards like silent film. The sequence will be around ten seconds long. (You also get a DVD of the final film as well as the puppet of yourself!)

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