Broken Hearts

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Broken Hearts

16 mins | United States | 2022

Director: Alessandra Lichtenfeld
Producer: Maggie M. Bailey,Edna Diaz,Annika Horne,Alessandra Lichtenfeld
Screenwriter: Alessandra Lichtenfeld, Max Kaplow
Editor: Heather Barnwell, Bryan Felber
Cinematographer: Sam Mohney
Cast: Maye Harris, Ellie Adrean, Emily Panic, Bryan Felber
Genre Tags: drama, dramedy, comedy, short film, female director, disability, stop motion, coming of age, adolescence
Release Year: 2022
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Female Director,Disability,Short Film,Kid Friendly

Indigo Johnson is a teenager with congenital heart disease (CHD) who wants nothing more than to get her ears pierced, but she's never been allowed to due to medical forewarnings of endocarditis (a life threatening heart infection). It doesn’t help that her New-Age crazed parents are overprotective and govern her life based on astrological forecasts. At a cardiologist appointment in prep for an upcoming surgery, she meets Sarah – a younger, eccentric, and vivacious CHD survivor getting a heart transplant in only a few days. The two decide to break out of the hospital together to go on an adventure and feel like normal rebellious teenagers for a day, and maybe get some piercings while they’re at it.