About the film

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.

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 finalist for Best Short.

Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video!

Hearts Want is on Amazon Prime

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.


Our short film is currently rated 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon Prime with 21 reviews!

Hearts Want rating - 5 stars on Amazon Prime

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.

For more details, check out the Short Film Show website »

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  • Twin Cities Film Fest 2017 – Best Audience Award (Short) + Finalist for Best Short
  • Austin Under the Stars 2018 – Best Writer
  • Independent Shorts Awards – Honorable Mention (April’s competition of Best Narrative Short)
  • Los Angeles CineFest – Semifinalist
  • Best Actor Nominee (Peter Christian Hansen) – YES! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival in Montreal
  • Awards of Commendation – Canada Shorts – Canadian & International Short Film Fest.

Trailer & Clips

A clip of Hearts Want – Jacques and Lily in the play-within-the-film scene

An excerpt from Hearts Want‘s script read-through (January 2017)

Film Festival

Hearts Want is still on its film festival circuit.



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Contact Info

If you would like more information about Hearts Want, you can email producer/screenwriter Ruth Maramis at ruth@maramis.me

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