SATURDAY | Family Friendly

10:08 am


Erin Donahue

Run Time

5 m 15 s


Family Friendly

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Canal Winchester, Ohio


Heartstrings is a short 3D-animated drama that tells the story of Ailidh, a young Irish woman who immigrated to New York City in 1910 with little belongings except for her father's old violin.

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From the director:
"Working on Heartstrings has truly become one of the best memories I hold from my time at SCAD. Our team made this project such a joy to work on - I admire their passion and dedication from beginning to end, and I enjoyed learning something new from them every single day. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful crew!"

Erin Donahue is 3D artist and production manager for animated projects and immersive experiences. Originally from Pickerington, Ohio, she graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design summa cum laude in May 2021 with a BFA in 3D animation and a minor in themed entertainment design. Erin has previously interned with the Disney Parks, Ohio Film Group/Lengi Studios, and WarnerMedia, where she gained firsthand insight into theme park daily operations, worked in preproduction on Ohio’s first fully-animated feature film, Sneaks, and managed original HBO Max in-app content. Currently she is an HBO Max design management coordinator at WarnerMedia. Erin has collaborated on many short animated films throughout her time at SCAD, both 2D and 3D, including Bombshell, The King and the Pawn, and Enter the Oligocene VR. She loves nothing more than helping to bring her teams’ ideas to life and making the intangible tangible. Heartstrings marks her directorial debut.