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A short film about love, second chances & a secret from the past, set in a world of theatre. Written & produced by women.
A short film about love, second chances & a secret from the past, set in a world of theatre. Written & produced by women.
101 backers pledged $5,120 to help bring this project to life.

Meet the women in HEARTS WANT crew!

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We're about halfway through the campaign with just 15 days to go folks! THANK YOU to all the backers who have made a pledge.

You've read about the cast of Hearts Want, now let us introduce you to the awesome female crew! Out of 19 crew members during principal photography, 10 of them are women… from my two producing partners Kirsten Gregerson & Joanne 'JoJo' Liebeler to two of our phenomenal production assistants Kirstie House & Ellie Drews, a dynamic duo who actually run their own production company. I had just met Kirstie & Ellie a week prior to filming and we hit it off instantly. I'm so inspired by these two ladies' work ethic and their infectious positive attitude on set.

Kirsten and JoJo were instrumental in setting up the script reading which led to the short film. Kirsten and I had been friends for five years as we're both staff at Twin Cities Film Fest. It was through TCFF that I met JoJo last year at one of the after parties. 

Ruth with Kirsten & JoJo at the script reading
Ruth with Kirsten & JoJo at the script reading

I couldn't be more thrilled when they both signed on to be the film's producers as well. I truly could not have done this project without the help of these two wonderful women!

It was simply a delight to be working with such a stellar group of people who continually inspire me. Cheri Anderson, a renowned art director who have worked with numerous Minnesota productions made the set look amazing with such a tight budget and even tighter timeline. 

the gorgeous set for the play-within-a-film scene (Southern Theatre)
the gorgeous set for the play-within-a-film scene (Southern Theatre)


Through Kirsten I met Caroline Sebastian who signed on to help with wardrobe. She's the one responsible for dressing our leads in such great outfits… I'm especially in love with Sam's über cool burgundy jumpsuit!

Caroline ensuring there's no wardrobe malfunctions on set
Caroline ensuring there's no wardrobe malfunctions on set

I had met Vanessa Magowan Horrocks a few years ago as the TCFF film blogger when I interviewed her for her feature film Keepsake. So imagine my excitement when she joined our team as the first AD! 

our fabulously fun and talented female crew
our fabulously fun and talented female crew

Last but not least, we've got Petra Riedel for hair and makeup. I had met Petra a couple of years ago, again thanks to Kirsten for introducing us. We've become such good friends that hanging out with her on set was such a joy! 

Again THANK YOU SO MUCH to all the backers who've contributed so far. I can't wait for you to see the final results, but first we'd have to meet our goal, so please do help spread the word about this campaign.

Stay tuned for more updates in the next couple of days!

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