House of Broken Hearts (for broken-hearted adults)
‘House of Broken Hearts’ is a short film and a serial Insta story in collaboration with LA-based lyrical artist Kilo Kish. With this tragicomic project we hope to make the broken-hearted 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: 15 minutes
Release date: late 2022
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: 2D computer animation
Target audience: young adults
Category: debut short film
Status: in production
Director: Aisha Madu
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Script consultant: Jacqueline Epskamp
Script, storyboard, design: Aisha Madu
Colorboard: Enzo Pérès-Labourdette
Animation: Aisha Madu, Yara Henning
Editing: Aisha Madu, Dario van Vree
Monologue: Kilo Kish
Sound, music, mix: Bram Meindersma
Special thanks: Erik van Drunen, Jolijn van Rees, Dorien van de Pas, Jennifer Zheng, Margaret Bialis, Roelof van den Bergh, Aneta Ozorek, Tim Leborgne, Robert-Jonathan Koeyers, Brontë Kolster
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.