BE STILL MY BEATING HEART
Short Drama (festivals)
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 was funded by BBC Films alongside BFI and Creative Scotland through Scottish Film Talent Network.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2019 – World Premiere – Cult Strand
Official Selection Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2019 – International Competition
Official Selection FilmFear 2019 at HOME, Manchester, curated in partnership with Film4
Official Selection Inverness Film Festival 2019
Official Selection London Short Film Festival 2020 – UK Competition
London Short Film Festival, Mon 18th January, BFI Southbank, 20.40 – Tickets