DEEP IN THE HEART

CAN YOU HEAR YOUR HEART BEAT?

This is a film that holds your heart in its hand. It’s funny and sad, tender and gritty and lays bare the way we all like to pretend tomorrow never comes.

Lisa, Ted, Greg and Pat confront the emotional drama of major life-saving surgery that can add 20 years to their lives – but only if they can change the habits of a lifetime.

Shhh. Do you hear your heart beating? Can you feel its steady rhythm coursing though your veins?

 
 
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CAST

GREG, 55   Greg has a charmed life. He is married with grown up children and lives in an idyllic house set in beautiful countryside. A diagnosis of life-threatening heart disease takes him by surprise. Half in denial, he re-evaluates his life.

GREG, 55

Greg has a charmed life. He is married with grown up children and lives in an idyllic house set in beautiful countryside. A diagnosis of life-threatening heart disease takes him by surprise. Half in denial, he re-evaluates his life.

PAT, 72   Recovering from a life saving operation, Pat was told she'd never walk again. But she's fighter and to prove the experts wrong she's set herself a target: to walk to the far end of Clevedon's beautiful pier. And back.

PAT, 72

Recovering from a life saving operation, Pat was told she'd never walk again. But she's fighter and to prove the experts wrong she's set herself a target: to walk to the far end of Clevedon's beautiful pier. And back.

STEPHEN   As a consultant cardiologist Stephen is with Franco on the front line, fighting against vascular disease - the price we pay for our sugary diets and stressed, sedentary lives. His worry is that patients are getting younger and younger.

STEPHEN

As a consultant cardiologist Stephen is with Franco on the front line, fighting against vascular disease - the price we pay for our sugary diets and stressed, sedentary lives. His worry is that patients are getting younger and younger.


LISA, 47   As the mother of seven children, Lisa, still in her mid-40s has had little opportunity to put her own health first. But chest pains force her into to hospital for tests. Will she still be able to care for her children again? Will she ever get out of hospital?

LISA, 47

As the mother of seven children, Lisa, still in her mid-40s has had little opportunity to put her own health first. But chest pains force her into to hospital for tests. Will she still be able to care for her children again? Will she ever get out of hospital?

FRANCO   A renowned consultant heart surgeon, Franco sees the surgery as every-day routine and safe. Persauding some of his patients to mend their ways can be a more daunting challenge.

FRANCO

A renowned consultant heart surgeon, Franco sees the surgery as every-day routine and safe. Persauding some of his patients to mend their ways can be a more daunting challenge.


TED, 74   Ted is the much loved grandfather of a big family. Franco has told him his heart is in such poor condition he must change his ways. Ted's not convinced and hides behind his quick wit until he unexpectedly faces another ultimatum.

TED, 74

Ted is the much loved grandfather of a big family. Franco has told him his heart is in such poor condition he must change his ways. Ted's not convinced and hides behind his quick wit until he unexpectedly faces another ultimatum.


 
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FILM MAKERS

RANDALL WRIGHT

Director

Randall Wright has directed over 20 major documentaries, including the critically acclaimed Summer in the Forest, Hockney and the feature length Lucian Freud: A Painted Life, which won an RTS award for best arts documentary, a Grierson nomination, and BAFTA Robert Flaherty nomination.

 

RICHARD WILSON

Executive Producer

After a decade as BBC Environment Correspondent, Richard left to found Rockhopper Media where he has made more than 200 TV and cinema documentaries about health and social issues. He has won multiple awards in a career that stretches from the South Pole to community health care.

ALED JENKINS

Director of Photography

Aled received a Welsh BAFTA in 2016 for Best Documentary Camera for his work on the BBC programme Patagonia. He studied Film and Photography at Plymouth Collage of Art and Design and worked as a photographer covering events such as the plight of the Kurds during the First Gulf War and in the Balkans.

 

ESTEBAN UYARRA

Editor

Esteban is an award-winning Documentary filmmaker best known for his editing work on Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer (short listed for a 2014 Academy Award), Love Hotel, Betty - They Say I’m Different, Hunted In Sudan and for his direction and cinematography of The Trial Of Saddam Hussein, Saving Saddam, and The Runner.

 
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