When my father died, I was 19. This film grew out of unsettled emotions from being left by someone who I hadnʼt known life without.
HEART OF NOW is a quiet and understated debut feature that explores the inclination to define ourselves by the people who leave us. Amber is a young woman with a profound longing for a sense of family. When she discovers she is pregnant, her boyfriend withdraws and moves out while her closest friends insist that she get an abortion.
Abandoned at every turn, Amber willfully seeks a safe haven in Gabe – the father figure that left her and her dying mother a decade ago.
She is whisked across urban, natural and emotional landscapes where she confronts the root cause of her suffering and frees herself of its influence in a brief, transcendent moment at the very heart of now.
89 mins | NR | Color | 2.35:1 | 5.1 Dolby Digital
"Absolutely Gorgeous" - Ain't It Cool News
“Poignant and Understated” – Saskia Wilson-Brown
“A Contemplative and Visionary Winner” – Quiet Earth
“Beautiful” – Todd Brown, Twitch