Where the Heart Bleeds

A video chat between estranged sisters is violently cut short by the appearance of their angry father… but the technology reveals a different, more sinister story.

  • Mark Wooden
    Director
  • Mark Wooden
    Writer
  • Mark Wooden
    Producer
  • Valenski Sylvain
    Producer
    "Insomniac," "The Breaking Point"
  • Audrey DeLong
    Producer
    EA Sports' "John Madden" series
  • Rebecca Eileen
    Key Cast
    “Rachel”
  • Dani Christina Miller
    Key Cast
    “Kinsey”
    "Anne Frankenstein"
  • Mike R. Tinker
    Key Cast
    “Dad”
    "94 Feet," "Scattered"
  • Alex Chamberlain
    Key Cast
    “The Presence”
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mark Wooden

I came right out of college into the world of video, working at a small dub house for (gasp!) VHS. Did a bit of editing there too. My skills earned me an editor/ video engineer spot on the HealthSouth “Go For It!” Roadshow.

The “Go For It!” show was an educational field trip for high schools featuring a variety of athletes like Troy Aiken, Bo Jackson, and Herschel Walker.

That show earned me future spots as an engineer and/ or camera switcher on the Jimmy Buffett “Carnival” Tour and a variety of other tours and festivals.

While working in the video field, I continued cultivating my writing skills with several feature-length scripts and the beginnings of my “Shadowdance” action/ urban fantasy saga. One short story, “Fall to Grace,” earned quarterfinalist status in the 2017 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest.

I’ve also started publishing fanfiction. My work garnered the attention of SYFY Wire’s Fan Creator series, who published a profile of me in October of 2018.

After a few years on the road, I settled down into a life of corporate video work. I directed cameras for the Walt Disney Company's “Twenty Plus” celebration. This two-night event included several musical performances as well as an awards portion.

I continue to work on my “Shadowdance” stories and recently completed my short horror film, "Where the Heart Bleeds.".

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