A father’s fear of heartbreak weighs heavily on the dreams of his unbreakable boy.

Darnell, what is this?

Creating an animated project takes a lot of time and plenty of people who love what they do if we want to get it right. I want to get it right. For a few years now, this film has been in my heart, inching its way through my body until it finally made its way to the page. Now that it’s written, it’s time to find the people, find the time, and…well…you know why we’re here: to find the money.


I’ve relied on crowdfunding for my last three projects (Seeking AsylumOutside the House, and Set Yourself on Fire) and thanks you incredible folks, I’ve been able to not only produce the projects, but have them screened around the world, successfully achieving their mission: to save lives.


After witnessing Matthew Cherry and his team find incredible success with their crowdfunding campaign for the Academy Award-winning Hair Love, I knew this was the best way to go to find YOU. You are the people who trust me to complete this project, the people fighting to see original and important content, the people who know the good this will bring to the lives of so many!

I like what I’m reading. What’s the story?

Father, a devoted parent whose unwavering love for his son is beautifully intertwined with a haunting melody he composed, a song that has become the soundtrack of their lives.


The son, with his endearing spirit and a unique challenge of ectrodactyly, exudes resilience and curiosity, eager to explore the world around him despite his father’s protective instincts. As Father grapples with his own fears and perceptions of limitation, he inadvertently stifles Boy’s aspirations, unknowingly depriving him of the very experiences that could enrich his life.


Set against the backdrop of a tender parent-child relationship, “Our Song” delves into the universal themes of overcoming adversity, embracing diversity, and the profound journey of self-discovery. Through breathtaking animation and a captivating narrative, audiences are invited to witness the transformative power of love as Father learns that true protection lies not in shielding Boy from life’s challenges, but in nurturing his spirit and celebrating his unique gifts.


With its stirring soundtrack and touching visuals, “Our Song” promises to inspire, uplift, and remind us all of the boundless potential that lies within each of us, regardless of our differences. Join us on this enchanting journey of love, acceptance, and the timeless melody that echoes through generations.

But Darnell, why are you telling this story?

Growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, I rarely saw anyone who looked like me doing the things I dreamed of. It wasn’t until I encountered a Black writer, educator, and artist at 16 that I realized the infinite possibilities before me. I’m telling this story because I understand the power of finally seeing yourself reflected in the world.


Moreover, this film is deeply personal. Inspired by an extraordinary friend’s incredible child, I’ve witnessed firsthand how society often tries to impose limitations on those we feel are different from us. “Our Song” is for him and every child who deserves to see themselves represented and celebrated on screen. It’s a reminder that there are no limits to what they can achieve.


Telling stories about disabilities is crucial too. It’s about breaking down barriers, challenging stereotypes, and showing that every individual, regardless of ability, deserves to have their story told and their experiences honored. Through “Our Song,” I hope to contribute to this important conversation and empower audiences to embrace diversity with open hearts and minds.


As a parent myself, I’m driven by the profound love I have for my son and the unwavering support I want him to feel every step of his journey. “Our Song” is not just a film; it’s a testament to the unconditional love and acceptance I strive to provide for my child. 

The Team

Director: Stephanie Glover, Ace Animation

Music: Lordell Rush

Executive Producer: Darnell Lamont Walker

Associate Producer: Tiffany Spencer

Alright, buckle up for the money talk! Here’s the deal: to bring “Our Song” to life in all its vibrant, heartwarming glory, we’re aiming for a total of $32,000. I know, it sounds like a hefty sum, but every single penny is crucial to making this project shine like a supernova. And hey, if we manage to surpass our goal, that just means we can turn up the volume on the awesomeness! Here’s where your contributions will make magic happen:


– Storyboarding: Setting the stage for our animated masterpiece.
– Animation: Bringing our characters to life with smooth, captivating motion.
– 2D Character Designs: Crafting characters that leap off the screen and into your heart.
– Animation Producer: The mastermind behind the scenes, ensuring everything runs like clockwork.
– Editing: Fine-tuning every frame to perfection.
– Sound Design & Music Composition: Elevating the entire experience with immersive soundscapes and a soul-stirring soundtrack.


So, let’s make some movie magic together! With your support, we’ll create a timeless story that will undoubtedly change someone’s world.

Ways To Donate & Help Make Magic

CashApp: @CleverBastard
Venmo: @Darnell-Walker
I can’t give financially, but I wanna help. What can I do?

Hey, guess what? You can be a superhero without spending a dime! Sharing is caring, my friends! By spreading the word about our campaign, you're not just helping us reach our financial goal, you're spreading hope, joy, and inspiration to every corner of the world. It's a ripple effect of kindness that knows no bounds! Let's empower children to embrace their limitless potential and live their best lives. So, keep that happiness polished and hit that share button like there's no tomorrow. Together, we've got this!