A lyric drama of mending a broken heart

We follow a little man's journey in his sacrificial attempt to keep alive his beloved lighthouses. 

Rooted in a love letter in absentia, this short animation poetically reenacts the stages of a broken heart, after the heart finds herself in a void of sudden nothingness.

In this void, the sound of waves and oceanic wind become first anchors of something remotely familiar. Then the appearance of a sand trail ignites the memories of happy times and the heart starts walking up and down this path, in search of that love bustling life on the shore, only to discover the memories are broken in this new lonely universe.

In an attempt to salvage what is now broken, the heart starts fixing the lighthouse with the only tool she has - her own pumping power. Step by step and lighthouse by lighthouse, she pours her life into these artifacts of happy memories until she comes to an acceptance - her own form of closure. 

A lighthouse is only as good as its ability to light the way, warn from danger and give shelter.

Client: Compagnie des Amis Imaginaires 



Ramona Kristo / Compagnie des Amis Imaginaires 

Directed by Vână Animation Studio

Executive Producer: Anca Manolache

Producer: Vână Animation Studio

Creative Director: Andrei Câmpan

Concept Art: Andrei Câmpan

Animation Director: Andrei Câmpan

Assistant Director: Adèle Coulloudon

Script: Ramona Kristo

Storyboard Artist: Andrei Câmpan

Lighthouse Concept: Christina Tudor

Illustration: Andrei Câmpan

Lettering: Christina Tudor

Character Design: Andrei Câmpan

Frame by Frame Animation: Andrei Berculescu, Andrei Câmpan

Clean-up Artist: Ana-Maria Trăistaru, Georgiana Dibu

2D Animation: Adèle Coulloudon

Compositing: Adèle Coulloudon, Horia Manolache

Graphic Design: Ionuț Anghel, Andrei Câmpan

Special thanks to Oana Vasile, Radu Popovici

Sound Design & Music

Victor Mihăilescu