A story about mental illness and domestic violence seen through the eyes of child.

A young girl living with her alcoholic mother who also suffers from depression, and a father who works all the time, is forced to learn life through her cellphone. Henceforth, HEARTLESS is the film she watches which deals with mental illness and domestic violence.
What will she learn? How will she interpret what she see's?

  • Jermaine D Quick
    American Bully
  • Jermaine Quick
    American Bully
  • Jermaine Quick
    American Bully
  • Kamiyah Barnes
    Key Cast
  • LaCinda Trotter
    Key Cast
  • Craig McLaren
    Key Cast
  • Nina Pitkow
    Key Cast
    "Nikki Watts"
  • Sharaf Renwrick
    Key Cast
  • Romeo Clanton
    Key Cast
    American Bully
  • Tasgene West
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Motion Picture Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 3, 2020
    Los Angeles Motion Picture Film Festval
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    United States
    December 5, 2019
    Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Best Local Film
Director Biography - Jermaine D Quick

Jermaine Quick / Entrepreneur – Artist – Producer – Film Maker
Jermaine Quick is a West Philadelphia, hip hop artist, producer, videographer, film maker, and the CEO of “illadelStyles Entertainment LLC”. Jermaine’s newest project is now the recipient of the Los Angeles Motion Picture Award for BEST PICTURE and the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Award for Best Local Picture. "HEARTLESS" is a film about mental illness and domestic violence seen through the eyes of a child. Forty six (46) actors from Philadelphia was given the opportunity to showcase their acting talent to the world. He wrote, directed, edit, produced, and did the sound score for all of his films. The film sold out 600 plus seats at the STUDIO MOVIE GRILL IN UPPER DARBY, PA.
“AMERICAN BULLY”, a previous film, gave 68 actors and music artist an opportunity to be seen on the big screen, and nationally. It received The Philadelphia City Citation from Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., and received a 3 minute spotlight on Fox 29 news with Joyce Evens. “American Bully” talks about the issues of Bullying in the community from different perspectives. Currently Jermaine has three movies in circulation. The First film is a short named “Rise Like Cream” which can be viewed on Youtube. The Second one named “Concealed Habitat” was nominated in the 2011 Philly Film Festival. The third film "Change The Beat" received a distribution deal by Shami Media group in New York and can be bought all over the country in Best Buy, Target, and Amazon Prime streaming. In total, over 100 actors, and music artist were able to not only learn film making, but expand their individual careers.
Jermaine started his passion in junior high as a hip hop entertainer. After graduating high school, he had an opportunity to record his first record named “Give It Up” with a female singer “Heather Henderson” under Simon Sez recordings. In 2001, he started his own multimedia business called “illadelStyles Ent. LLC” after completing an entrepreneur course at Temple University’s “P.A.C.E.P. program”. Since then he has filmed major artist such as “Lupe Fiasco, Fat Joe, Kevin Hart, Tisha Campbell, Neyo, and Busta Rhymes just to name a few. With three albums on iTunes and other mediums, he felt he could reach more people with a positive message with visuals. Thus, leading him to work with Urban Xpressions, Mothers In Charge, and 103 The Beat radio, and Power 99 fm.
In 2001 to 2004, Jermaine also started an after-school program in North Philadelphia called “The Youth Community Outreach program under the roof of the Mars Hill Baptist Church. Dobbin’s High School students and Hartranft Elementary students learned conflict resolution, and life skills. Dobbins students received community service credits towards their graduation. The program was also recognized by the U.S. Census bureau for leading the community to register their residency. In addition, the School Board of Philadelphia gave the program a continuous $5000.00 reimbursement grant monthly to assist with materials.

This Bio only scratches the surface of a man who wears many hats. Thus, you will find a wealth of knowledge when you dig into his city roots with artist and community members.

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Believing in yourself is the most rewarding and intense feeling. Use that energy to create movie magic.