Aussie Director Kyra Bartley Proves Love Knows No Boundaries This Valentines Day with 'Love Is Love'
We've all heard the words, yet the images that saturate mainstream media still heavily reinforce a narrow depiction of hetero-normative love, largely ignoring the diversity of genders, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds and other differences that make love such a glorious, messy and beautiful adventure.
This Valentine's Day, Australian director Kyra Bartley invited celebrated artists, illustrators and animators from around the world to contribute to the creation of Love Is Love, a provocative and collaborative animation project celebrating the beauty of unconditional love. Stitched together, each artwork represents one frame of a chaotic animation loop showcasing inclusivity in all its forms.
VIEW LOVE IS LOVE FILM
Says Bartley: "With heartbreak, confusion and shouty news articles filling our feeds, we'll take all the love we can get. So this Valentine's Day, when saccharine representations of storybook romance threaten to overtake common sense, we'll be splashing our corner of the internet with a celebration of love in all its forms."
Proving love knows no boundaries, be it race, gender or religion, artists such as Max Prentis from London, Lauren YS from the United States and Nanami Cowdroy from Australia, have come together to portray what love means to them. Produced by Heckler's head of production Aborah Buick, the film is set to a striking soundtrack by ARIA nominated Australian composer Johnny Mackay (Fascinator, Children Collide).
Says Buick: "It's been a real pleasure working with Kyra on this absolutely beautiful project. With so much discourse in Australia around marriage equality, I think it's a timely reminder that all love is equal, beautiful and worthy of acknowledgement."
The Love Is Love project will extend across social to feature a contributing artist each week over the coming months.
Please join the #loveisloveanimation conversation on Facebook or Instagram.