Bleeding Heart
World Premiere

Bleeding Heart

| USA | 88 MINUTES | English
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
Reserved yoga instructor May (Jessica Biel) lives a peaceful, clean-living life with her boyfriend. Her carefully maintained equilibrium is thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost biological sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet), a street-smart yet naive young woman caught working the streets and trapped in an abusive relationship. May feels compelled to rescue the hapless Shiva but as she takes steps to pull Shiva back from the edge she finds herself increasingly drawn out of her sedate world and deeper into Shiva's chaotic one.

Diane Bell’s sophomore feature is a touching and entertaining portrait of the unspoken bond between sisters, and of how two opposites can learn something from one another. Anchored by powerful, lived-in performances by Biel and Mamet, Bleeding Heart also features a strong supporting cast that includes Edi Gathegi, Joe Anderson, Kate Burton, and Harry Hamlin.

—Cara Cusumano

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Diane Bell
Scottish-born Diane Bell is a writer and director currently residing in Santa Monica, California. She earned a Master's degree in Mental Philosophy from Edinburgh University and opened the first Ashtanga Yoga studio in Barcelona before optioning her first solo effort screenplay.
Diane Bell
Diane Bell
Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, Greg Ammon
John Michael Powell
Zak Mulligan
Executive Producer
Zygi & Audrey Wilf
Liam Howe
Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet, Edi Gathegi, Joe Anderson, Kate Burton, and Harry Hamlin

US Sales Contact
Alex Saks
ICM Partners
New York, 10019
Phone: 212 556 5600
Print Source
Fielder Jewett
Super Crispy Entertainment
Santa Monica, 90404
Phone: 914 227 6682
Press Contact
Erin Bruce
Falco Ink
New York, 10016
Phone: 212 445 7100
International Sales Contact
Alex Saks
ICM Partners
New York, 10019
Phone: 212 556 5600


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