Heartwood follows Midge, a bratty young teenager. Bored and frustrated by her overbearing father, she decides to leave the monotony of the hiking trail to set off on her own adventure into the woods, in which she makes a magical discovery.
Clara Schildhauer, Reyes Fernández (UK)
Reyes and Clara recently graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth, both with a great passion for bringing stories to life through the medium of 2D animation. In pre-production, be it for visual development, character design, or storyboarding, Reyes strives to be an imaginative storyteller through drawing in all forms. Similarly, Clara wishes to breathe life into characters and ideas through drawing, during pre-production, but her interests also stretch to other roles, such as background painting and animation. Overall, however, the co-directors have a wide range of interests within animation, and a love for drawing that drives their creative pursuits.