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A Love Triangle Spans Two Continents and Tests a Family in ‘Secondhand Hearts’

A Love Triangle Spans Two Continents and Tests a Family in 'Secondhand Hearts'

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Secondhand Hearts

Logline: A photographer on a trip to Japan, meets a woman also traveling there on business and they uncontrollably fall in love. However, when he returns home to the US, he discovers that the woman he met in Japan is his girlfriend’s older sister.

Elevator Pitch: 
Falling in love is easy. The happily ever after, isn’t.

Our film follows Ben, a photographer on a trip to Japan. He’s the type that has also gone with the flow and things have just worked out. But when he meets Emily, who’s also there on business, he knows she’s who he’s been looking for. They were destined to find each other. So disregarding their current relationships they quickly fall in love. But when Ben returns home and meets his girlfriend’s parents, he runs into Emily again… who is his girlfriend’s older sister.

Production Team:
Writer/Director: Austin Everett
Producer: Connie Alicino p.g.a (“Snowden,” “Big Eyes,” “Point Break,” “Skull Island,” and the award winning TV series “LOST”) Cinematographer: Casey Wilson
Production Designer: Eunice Yamada
Sound Designer: Jake Edvalson
Composer: Michaela Jayne Belbin
Featuring music by Kishi Bashi

About the Film:
There’s a fascinating thing that happens when a guy and a girl meet in a movie, the stars align, mountains move, and they ride off in the sunset. But this isn’t one of those movies.

I’m completely obsessed with the idea of destiny and our relationship to it. Are we in control of our own lives or and who we end up with? Or are we just along for the ride? With something as important as finding our soulmate, we would like to think that we won’t make any mistakes and that destiny won’t either. 

Current Status: Mid-Production aiming to start shooting again in May 2016.

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