It was announced last week that Broken Heart Syndrome will be having it's world premeire at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Spetember. TIFF is known to be one of the top film festivals in the world, and Variety Magazine has reported that "the Festival is second only to Cannes in terms of high-profile pics, stars and market activity."
In February Canova Media went into production on the short film, in collaboration with Inflo Films. The film follows Russ, who after a traumatic break up, is diagnosed with a rare disease known as Broken Heart Syndrome (BHS) and desperately tries to find a cure that will mend his broken heart before it’s too late.
The short is written and directed by Toronto native, Dusty Mancinelli, and is jointly produced by Mancinelli and Harry Cherniak of Inflo Films, and Brent Martin of Canova Media. Lead roles are played by Jim Annan (Russ), and Joanna Douglas (Carol).
Stay tuned for TIFF screening dates, and more information on Broken Heart Syndrome as it kicks off it's festival life in Toronto this fall!