Heart Failure

Synopsis

In this EDM musical, Frank does everything he can to avoid another horrible breakup. He does not do a good job.

Review

5/5
A witty musical comedy about a break-up.
Written, directed and co-composed by Will Wightman, ‘Heart Failure’ is a musical-comedy film that follows Frank (Leon Newman) through the demise of his relationship. The narrative is told through song – coupled with electronic dance music (EDM). Izzie Frymann stars as Lizzie (Frank’s girlfriend) with Harry Hancock as Ali (Frank’s close confident/flat-mate). A vibrant, witty short film with a catchy musical number and spectacular cinematography. Will Marchant (Cinematography) co-composed the soundtrack.
Heart Failure Short Film
The 10-minute film opens with a sequence of humorous sex scenes of Frank and girlfriend Lizzie. The fourth wall is broken throughout as Frank delivers his comical monologue through song. Act 2 showcases the relationship breakdown, exploring our protagonist’s mental health – particularly anxiety. Albeit a comedy, the film poignantly delivers scenes of a break-up and the reconstruction thereafter. The film concludes with Frank exploring the world of dating.

Will Wightman and his cast/crew have created an outstanding film that doesn’t shy away from showcasing the high and low of a relationship. Lyrics and music are equally praiseworthy as is the cast performance. Leon Newman (Frank) delivers a note-worthy performance as the central protagonist – his comical spirit will keep viewers engaged from start to finish. A highly recommended short film.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Will Wightman
Writer(s): Will Wightman
Cast: Harry Hancock, Izzie Frymann, Leon Newman
Producer(s): Cleo Yeomans, Lucas A. Ferrara
Director of Photography: Will Wightman
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Will Marchant,Will Wightman
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Music
Subjects: Breakup, Coming-of-age, Love, Mental Health, Relationships
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021
Published in April 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Will Wightman
Writer(s): Will Wightman
Cast: Harry Hancock, Izzie Frymann, Leon Newman
Producer(s): Cleo Yeomans, Lucas A. Ferrara
Director of Photography: Will Wightman
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Will Marchant,Will Wightman
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Music
Subjects: Breakup, Coming-of-age, Love, Mental Health, Relationships
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021
Collections:

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Heart Failure

Synopsis

In this EDM musical, Frank does everything he can to avoid another horrible breakup. He does not do a good job.

Review

A witty musical comedy about a break-up.

5/5
Written, directed and co-composed by Will Wightman, ‘Heart Failure’ is a musical-comedy film that follows Frank (Leon Newman) through the demise of his relationship. The narrative is told through song – coupled with electronic dance music (EDM). Izzie Frymann stars as Lizzie (Frank’s girlfriend) with Harry Hancock as Ali (Frank’s close confident/flat-mate). A vibrant, witty short film with a catchy musical number and spectacular cinematography. Will Marchant (Cinematography) co-composed the soundtrack.
Heart Failure Short Film
The 10-minute film opens with a sequence of humorous sex scenes of Frank and girlfriend Lizzie. The fourth wall is broken throughout as Frank delivers his comical monologue through song. Act 2 showcases the relationship breakdown, exploring our protagonist’s mental health – particularly anxiety. Albeit a comedy, the film poignantly delivers scenes of a break-up and the reconstruction thereafter. The film concludes with Frank exploring the world of dating.

Will Wightman and his cast/crew have created an outstanding film that doesn’t shy away from showcasing the high and low of a relationship. Lyrics and music are equally praiseworthy as is the cast performance. Leon Newman (Frank) delivers a note-worthy performance as the central protagonist – his comical spirit will keep viewers engaged from start to finish. A highly recommended short film.

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