2014, Canada, 17 mins
A young mortician will give his heart away to find true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung fu, and biker werewolves.
DEAD HEARTS is a brilliant film that challenges what can be done by people with interest to horror or macabre art. This is an exemplary reason we do what we do! Do not miss it!
CastValin Shinyei: Milton Mulberry
Dalila Bela: Lola Littleton
DIRECTOR STEPHEN W. MARTIN is an award-winning writer and director from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His first short film, “Dead Friends,” was the winner of the Crazy 8’s Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada and was awarded Best Short at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. It went on to screen at over 40 film festivals around the world, receiving a Tabloid Witch Award and a Leo Award nomination. Stephen is also the author of “Pop Manga,” the #1 best-selling ‘how-to-draw’ book on Amazon.ca, published with Random House. His first children’s picture book, “Robot Smash,” published by Owlkids, will debut in April of 2015.
PRODUCER ALEXANDER GLUA’S ongoing passion for filmmaking has been evident in his diverse film career that spans over 14 years. During this time he has contributed his experience to over 80 feature films and television series. The first two feature films he produced (Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido, Toxin 3D) found audiences through foreign and domestic distribution by IndustryWorks Pictures. Alexander has also delved into the realm of short-form storytelling, having produced dozens of national TV spots primarily aimed at furthering the conversation on important cultural issues. He continues to broaden his range as a producer with the fantasy-infused action tale “Dead Hearts”.