House of Broken Hearts (for broken-hearted adults)
‘House of Broken Hearts’ is a 10-minute short film, and a crossmedial collection of breakups between young adults and their lovers. With this tragicomic project we hope to make viewers smile at the sad side of love.
As 18-year-old Anna trustingly follows her beating heart, she opens the door to her first romantic relationship – a clingy couch. As that relationship ends, and several more breakups follow, Anna and her heart grapple with the intense heartache that failed love causes them.
English title: House of Broken Hearts
Running time: 10 minutes
Release date: est. 2021
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: 2D computer animation
Target audience: young adults
Category: debut short film
Status: in pre-production
Director: Aisha Madu
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Script consultant: Jacqueline Epskamp
Script, storyboard, design: Aisha Madu
Animation: Aisha Madu, Yara Henning
Monologue: Kilo Kish
Sound, music, mix: Bram Meindersma
Special thanks: Robert-Jonathan Koeyers, Brontë Kolster, Tim Leborgne, Erik van Drunen, Jolijn van Rees, Dorien van de Pas, Jennifer Zheng, Margaret Bialis, Roelof van den Bergh, Aneta Ozorek
Aisha Madu creates animation about awkward themes, with a contemporary look of bold lines and colors. Previously she directed the Dutch web series ‘Kinda Awkward’ that racked up 15+ million views.