FilmBuff today announced an autumn theatrical and Video On Demand release of “The Heart Machine,” the full-length directorial debut from Zachary Wigon. Starring John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom,” “Short Term 12”) and Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards”, “You’re Next”), the thriller premiered earlier this year at South By Southwest to stellar reviews.
Tracking two parallel journeys that show how digital media complicates love, the film is a modern mystery and tells the story of Cody and Virginia, who begin a relationship online. As their affair progresses, skepticism and mistrust slowly enter the picture: Virginia might not actually live in Berlin as she contends, and may even live in the same city as Cody. Befuddled and obsessive, he ventures out to discover the truth.
“I’m thrilled that FilmBuff has responded to the film in such a passionate and enthusiastic fashion,” said Wigon. “I know that their nuanced, complex understanding of the film, along with their intelligent and modern approach to its distribution, make FilmBuff the perfect partner for this endeavor.”
“The Heart Machine” will be released by FilmBuff on October 24, 2014 theatrically and through Video On Demand platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Cable Movies On Demand, YouTube, XBOX, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow, and Vudu.