Michael Walters, Texas producer of the movies The Prodigal and Ruth, has a third movie in development, My Heart Dies With You. It is a story of a young married couple that begins when the young wife learns from her doctor that death will separate her from her husband by the morning. She fights her fears and selfishness to give her husband one last great night together, believing somehow she can cheat death.
The movie asks, “How would you choose to live your last night with the one you love?” My Heart Dies With You is described as a cross between Fast and Furious, The Notebook, and Terms of Endearment. The movie will be released as a feature length 90 minute film with the goal of becoming part of a trilogy, chronicling the life and loves of the surviving partner (the producers will not give away which partner dies.)
The two central characters are Isabella, described as a girly-girl, raised by her eccentric Scottish aunt, who will appear in the sequel. The actress who has played Isabella is Candice Barley. The husband Xavier, who has been played by George Cisneros, is the strong masculine type. He has a bad-boy image because he loves his fast cars and living life on the edge. However, he is tender and deeply compassionate towards his wife. He likes to calm her with speaking tender phrases in Spanish. In the back-story Xavier served in the Marines in Afghanistan and has a secret that haunts him related to his involvement in the fighting there. They are a cliché couple in which the girly-girl next door gets involved with the bad-boy. It makes for a dynamic relationship in the film.
Writer, Producer, Director, Michael Walters is a romantic at heart. He loves romantic films, not the cheesy ones; but those that are moving, meaningful and beautifully intimate. His goal is to leave general audiences emotionally engaged at the end of his movies. Known as a redemptive filmmaker, Michael has wanted with this movie to create an intimate snapshot of real life that pushes beyond the boundaries of faith-based filmmaking, just as he is doing with The Prodigal. He believes we all live and operate in a secular world with triumphs and tragedies, heartache and pain, and few of us live “preachy-lives” often portrayed in faith- based films. He questions who really goes around quoting scripture as a response to everything. He thinks our responses are most often demonstrated everyday in how we live out and express our faith. So he is not satisfied with faith-based films that seem disingenuous.
He has designed this film to be equally attractive to secular and faith-based audiences, giving each group the quality they expect in a top film. He has incorporated a subject near the end of the film that as far as he knows has never been dealt with in the context any movie. He hopes this film will become known as a great “date” movie. Unlike most romantic stories, My Heart Dies With You, has been written to be both a man’s and a woman’s movie.
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