Heart-Shaped Man wins Best Animated Film at Uptown Film Festival

The winner of the Michigan Film Awards for the Best Animated Film award at the Uptown Film Festival went to Heart-Shaped Man an animation by Detroit local, Kristen Miller.

Kristen Miller - Heart-shaped Man - Michigan Film Award Best Animated film

Kristen created the video in collaboration with musician Michael Wainwright and is the latest music video produced by Tears For Fears front-man Roland Orzabal.

Heart-Shaped Man

Heart-Shaped Man

The Toon Boom Animation connection with this production is that Heart Shaped Man was created with Toon Boom Studio, as Kristen says, “…most of it was created in Toon Boom Studio 4.5, with a little bit of Flash for some tweens, and After Effects for editing the scenes together.  I got the gig by talking to Michael Wainright during the 2010 tour of  Tears For Fears. Roland wrote this song for him while on the tour, and then Michael recorded it and wanted an animation created for the song.  Roland had the final say in all designs – giving him title of producer I guess.  But I had a lot of free reign….  The major art direction influence was Yellow Submarine, which I think has great timing for a resurgence in graphic arts culture.”

About the Uptown Film Festival – The festival now in its second year, takes place over three days and showcases the work of local talent in Michigan. This year there were 120 films submitted, from these some 60 shorts and features were chosen for further consideration.

4 thoughts on “Heart-Shaped Man wins Best Animated Film at Uptown Film Festival

  1. this video is AMAZING you did a great job, i loved LOVED LOVED the animation.
    You are a fantastic person and will do many amazing things. :)

  2. Pingback: Tears for Fears Live at the Wiltern 17 September -SOLD OUT SHOW | Tears And Kooks International

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