THE FRAGILE BEAT OF THE HEART - A NARRATIVE SHORT
Darren and Sophie would seem to have a perfect romance, but when Darren's deep-seated jealousies and baseless suspicions turn to rage and violence, Sophie goes to the one thing she trusts -- her music. The drums, for Sophie, are an outlet, a release, an escape – salvation. She leans in, takes out her feelings on their taut heads, venting her emotions but also feeling a growing sense of power, and control, and strength.
The Fragile Beat of the Heart is a beautifully filmed depiction of the harsh and uncertain edges of modern love. It is a testament to the power of music – and to the inspiring empowerment of a proud and ultimately fearless woman.
Based on the poem The Fragile Beat of the Heart by Andy Knowlton
Producer/Cowriter: Shila Jones
Director of photography: Julien Lasseur
Starring: Brenda Koo & Ryan Hanna King
TRT: 9 min. 30 sec.