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HEART ON FIRE - still #1


East Coast Premiere

Director: Yorico Murakami

United States, 2005, 8 min

Festival Year:2005


Cast:Adriana Quezada-Berumen Jaroszewicz, Ramiro Alonso Cazaux, Mahyar Abousaeedi

Crew:Original Score: Patrick Kirst

Sales:Yorico Murakami c/o USC, Cinema-TV, AnimationDept., 850 W 34th St - Los Angeles, CA 90089 - USA - T: 213-388-6031 - F: 213-740-5869


In a lonely house on a hill, a sad young woman sits, allowing a steady succession of empty days and nights to pass her by, until an unlikely disturbance forces her to begin her life anew. Corezon en Fuego, or "heart on fire," is a haunting stop-motion film exploring the positive changes that unfortunate events can bring.

About the director

Yorico majored Craft Arts in Tokyo National University of Fin Arts. Worked for an advertising company, Dentsu Tec Inc. Tokyo as a graphic designer for seven years, Yorico moved into Los Angeles California and enrolled USC Cinema-TV Division of Animation and Digital Arts as a graduate. Her first short animated film Elevator has been exhibited in several international festivals.

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Yorico Murakami's filmography

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