One of the must-sees on our SXSW 2014 forecast is Zachary Wigon's The Heart Machine. Starring John Gallagher Jr. and Kate Lyn Sheil, this romantic mystery/thriller looks like a tense exploration of modern love. But with the Austin premiere looming, the filmmakers are turning to Kickstarter to get the movie finished and to the fest. Will the film reach its $25,000 goal in time? Sounds like we've got our own real life thriller on our hands -- and you can help!
Here's the film's synopsis:
Cody (John Gallagher Jr.) and Virginia (Kate Lyn Sheil) start talking while he's in Brooklyn and she's in Berlin. It's a romance that could only happen online, and they're happy together-except they've never really met. But Cody's questions about Virginia's life in Berlin become an obsession, leading him to doubt that she's there at all. Combing NYC for clues about her whereabouts, an increasingly driven Cody oversteps boundaries of privacy in his desperate quest for answers. Tracking two parallel journeys that show how digital mediation complicates modern love,The Heart Machine explores the evolving relationship between physical and emotional intimacy, isolation in the urban hive, and the seduction of hiding behind a screen.
Check out the video below and go to the film's Kickstarter page to see the incentives and give em a hand.