HEARTS WANT is written by Ruth Maramis. Inspired by Jane Austen’s classic novel Persuasion, it’s a complex, female-driven drama set in an English coastal town.
Logline: Two former lovers who reunite for a play by their terminally-ill mentor face the consequences of a secret that could change their lives forever.
Synopsis: Lily puts her Hollywood career on hold to return to her UK hometown to lead her dying mentor Martin’s swan song. The play reunites Lily with her former lover Jacques, whom she left abruptly seven years prior. The reunion leads to a life-altering decision and a chance for personal redemption the three of them have long sought for.
The Hearts Want journey continues!
We are developing the feature-length version and our film project is now fiscally sponsored by The Gotham. Consider supporting our film, visit our DONATE page for more info.
Hearts Want Short
The romantic drama runs about 15 minutes long. It premiered at The Twin Cities Film Fest in October 2017 and won Best Audience Award, as well as made the five finalists for Best Short.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video!
It’s FREE to stream if you have Prime subscription, but it’s also available to rent or buy for non Prime subscribers for a nominal fee.
REVIEWS OF OUR SHORT FILM
Our short film is currently rated 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon Prime with 21 reviews!
Check out Movie Man Eric‘s glowing review!
The Short Film Show
Hearts Want premiered on UK Showcase TV (Sky channel 192 and Freesat 161) on March 2019. Our film is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video as part of season 2 (episode 8) of The Short Film Show.
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