BE STILL MY BEATING HEART
Writer & Director Ruth Paxton
Producers Ciara Barry & Rosie Crerar
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART is the hyper-real portrait of a plagued woman who believes her heartbeat’s too loud, who is afraid of having feelings and has pushed down the scream for years. This is a story about the liberation discovered when we pursue our authentic selves.
Two adult sisters are existing dysfunctionally, each limited by illnesses affecting both body and mind- one distinctively physically and the other psychologically. The film is a nightmarish, contemporary vision about anxiousness as the predator of a woman’s psyche.
The film stars Maxine Peake (Black Mirror, Funny Cow) and newcomer Elysia Welch.
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART has been funded by BBC Films alongside BFI and Creative Scotland through Scottish Film Talent Network. The film is currently in post-production and due to be completed in early 2019.