Hearts Want Film

Two former lovers who reunite for a play face the consequences of a secret that threatens to tear them apart forever.

Film Festivals


Upcoming Screening


Sunday, November 4th, 2018
6:30 – 10pm at The Playroom Theater
Times Square, NYC
151 W 46th St 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036


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  • Director: Jason P. Schumacher
  • Writer: Ruth Maramis
  • Executive Producers
    Ruth Maramis
    Ivan Maramis
  • Producers
    Kirsten Gregerson
    Joanne Liebeler
  • Cast:
    Lily – Sam Simmons
    Jacques – Peter Christian Hansen
    Understudy – Noah Gillett
    Martin’s voice – David Coral
  • Director of Photography: Ben Enke
  • Composer: Charlie McCarron
  • Art Director: Cheri Anderson
  • Sound Department: Nick Christopulos
  • Assistant Director: Vanessa Magowan Horrocks
  • Casting Director: Kirsten Gregerson
  • Makeup: Petra Riedel
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Caroline Sebastian
  • Camera operator: Jay Ness
  • Assistant Camera/Editor: Tim Schrader
  • Gaffer: Billy Straub
  • Production Assistants
    Ellie Drews
    Kirstie House

View our PRESS KIT


  • Twin Cities Film Fest 2017 – Short Film Audience Award
  • Austin Under the Stars 2018 – Best Writer
  • Independent Shorts Awards – Honorable Mention (April’s competition of Best Narrative Short)
  • Best Actor Nominee (Peter Christian Hansen) – YES! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival in Montreal

Behind the Scenes


Podcast: Chatting with St. Paul FilmCast about Hearts Want

Top 10 Film UK – Blogger turned filmmaker falks about filmmaking journey

Chatting with Paul’s Trip to The Movies

My first script reading session

Finally… Hearts Want Short Film shoot begins!

Quick updates on Hearts Want short film

Our film is currently on film festival circuit.

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