Hello to all you wonderful people who made I Have Your Heart into a reality! I hope you've been well? This is just a quick note to let you know that I am making another short paper cutout stopmotion animation - this time with the writer Neil Gaiman! Wow.
The Grave Of Saint Oran is a twisted philosophical tale of two saints, a murder, and the dark history behind the chapel on the island of Iona. Narrated by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, it is based on his poem In Relig Odhrain, and will be brought to life with beautifully illustrated paper cutouts meticulously hand animated frame by frame. This time around, I'm collaborating with the amazing artist Ellen Barkin Söderholm from Sweden.
We're running a kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to start full production on the animation, and there has been a huge response already - we've raised over 90% of the funding goal in the first few days!
Click through to find out more about the project, check out the beautiful rewards, see concept art from the film, and listen to Neil explain how the project came about!