Hearts Want Film

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

Upcoming Screening

‘Hearts Want’ will screen as part of DSFF’s Regional Short Film Program #1 along with over a dozen of other MN-made shorts.

Saturday, June 2nd at 1:00pm at Zinema – Zeitgeist
(222 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN)

Check out the full lineup and more info about DSFF


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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 – Best Writer
  • Independent Shorts Awards – Honorable Mention (April’s competition of Best Narrative Short)

Behind the Scenes

Blog posts 

A quick blog update… and 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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