HEARTDONE

HEARTDONE an animated short film about an orphan child who is looting dead soldiers after a fierce battle. This is until the orphan tries to loot a sword from a knight who is still clinging to life.

  • Jack Thompson
    Director
  • Valentine Stokes
    Key Cast
  • Anton Mamaev
    Music
  • Zac Gallacher
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - York St John University
  • RTS YORKSHIRE STUDENT TELEVISION AWARDS 2022
    Leeds
    United Kingdom
    March 2, 2022
    Uk Premiere
    STUDENT TELEVISION AWARD
Director Biography - Jack Thompson

Animator living in the UK predominantly proficient in 2D character animation.

Animation Graduate at York St John University

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Director Statement

My vision was to create a well rounded story within the short runtime of the film, it presenting a lot of the story telling using the background and character design as there is no spoken dialog.

The characters are all burdened in some way with the theme of greed being a main focus of the story and how it can shape peoples actions.

The film is also accompanied by an original sound track by Anton Mamaev

This project has given me a greater understanding of character design and my post production skills have greatly improved because of this short.

Even though the pandemic has affected my university work I am happy to have a completed animated film to my name, and was able to do so without tarnishing my original vision for the story and look of it.