Directorial debut from writer/director Priyanga Burford.
Starring Anastasia Hille, Pearl Chanda, Maria Austin & Sammy Kamara.
Adaptation is a mark of a survivor’s intelligence, and she was a great survivor. Out of material we would most of us find overwhelming she created an extraordinary life.
Fiona Sampson, In Search of Mary Shelley (2018)
Mary Shelley knows her death is imminent. For her last birthday at the seaside she invites Ada Lovelace, daughter of poet Lord Byron, and Ianthe Shelley, orphaned daughter of her husband Percy and his first wife, Harriet. Old wounds re-open and heal again in a testament to feminine solidarity.
Filmed in 2021 and completed in early 2022, Monster Heart has already started attracting attention, winning numerous awards and accolades at festivals across the world.
At the Rome Prisma Film Awards, Monster Heart received a total of 11 nominations, including Best Short Film.
WINNER Best Costume – Hayley Nebauer
WINNER Best Sound Design – Sam Mason
WINNER Best Cinematography – Sarah Cunningham
WINNER Best screenwriter- Priyanga Burford
WINNER – Best Production Design
Offical Selection – Montreal Independent Film Festival 2022
Offical Selection – Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2022
Offical Selection – Toronto International Women Film Festival 2022
Offical Selection – YoFiFest, The Yonkers Film Festival 2022
Offical Selection – TweetFest 2022
All image credits Kate Neil