THE BRAVE HEART or (The day we enabled the sleepwalking protocol) / SHORT FILM 
UK / 10 mins. 
An independent, surrealistic action/comedy film about a Heart who takes a wild journey inside the body to try to sort out the problems of a hungover morning.
Written, directed, animated and produced by: Luca Schenato and Sinem Vardarli
© lucaandsinem.com 2018
Character design process from early sketch to the final toon-shader look
 Concept Art works by Luca Schenato
Moodboards
 Concept Designs
Early Designs and Sketches
Luca  was making here the voice for the secondary characters during the dubbing session
Credits:
Written & Directed by: Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli              

Production: Luca&Sinem

Producers: Luca Schenato & Sinem Vardarli

Script: Luca Schenato

Design & Animation: Sinem Vardarli, Luca Schenato​​​​​​​

Sound Design Supervisor: Suat Onur Ayas

Sound Editors: Okan Isik, Justin Stark

Voice Actors: C. Gunyol Bakoglu, Luca Schenato, Sinem Vardarli, Ahenk Demir, Deniz Kavalali, Nivi Jasa

Film Music score: Mert Tunay, AudioNetwork.com (Haendel, Bach, Terry Devine King)


Awards 2018
Vimeo StaffPick Premiere
BEST Humour Film at LES NUITS MAGIQUES Animation Film Festival in France (Audience Award) 
Honorable Mension at Los Angeles Animation Festival 

Official Selections 2018
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

Animatriks Animation Festival, Helsinki  2018

Future Film Festival, Bologna 2018

Los Angeles Cinefest 2018 (Finalist)

Animation Block Party, NY

LIAF (London International Animation Festival ) 

Carton 

ANIMAGE Pernambuco 

The Smalls Film Festival, UK 

FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga 

Les Nuits Magiques Festival International du Film d'Animasion 

BALKANIMA European Animated Film Festival 

ASIFA-South Animation Festival 

Catacumba Film Festival 

Dublin Animation Festival

International Animation Festival AJAYU 

Cut Out Festival 

Animax Skopje

Bucharest Short Film Festival

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