By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Acclaimed at festivals, it’s heading for wider exposure this month, and we’ve got the trailer too.
Dark Sky Films will release MY HEART CAN’T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO in theaters and on VOD/digital platforms June 25. Written and directed by Jonathan Cuartas, it stars Patrick Fugit, Ingrid Sophie Schram, Owen Campbell (SUPER DARK TIMES, DEPRAVED), Moises L. Tovar, Judah Bateman and Katie Preston. The synopsis: “Dwight [Fugit] prowls the streets after dark. He searches each night for the lonely and forlorn, looking for people who won’t be missed. Dwight takes no joy in this, but he needs their blood. Without fresh human blood, his fragile young brother Thomas [Campbell] cannot survive. Each death takes a larger toll, the burden of his crimes weighing heavier each time, threatening to crack his spirit. But Thomas and his sister Jessie [Schram] are all the family Dwight has left, and as a fiercely private and close-knit family unit, they depend on him and the rituals they’ve learned in order to keep their secret. But while Dwight yearns for another life, Jessie needs them to stay together. And always the boy must feed.”