Indie Film collaboration Results in a Critically-Acclaimed Feature By Sabi Called HEART OF NOW
02/22/2012

Artis Entertainment announces the nationwide home entertainment release by Vanguard Cinema of The Sabi Company’s critically acclaimed indie drama “Heart of Now” - a film by Sabi. “Hugely Impressive” by Twitch Magazine, “Absolutely Gorgeous” by Ain’t it Cool News.

Online PR News – 22-February-2012 – – Nationwide - Artis Entertainment announces the nationwide home entertainment release by Vanguard Cinema of The Sabi Company’s critically acclaimed indie drama “Heart of Now” - a film by Sabi. Written and Directed by Zak Forsman (Down and Dangerous), this micro-budget contemporary American independent film takes viewers on a journey through urban and natural desert landscapes, and features a collaborative improvisational style between the director and actors. Heart of Now has been heralded as “Hugely Impressive” by Twitch Magazine, “Absolutely Gorgeous” by Ain’t it Cool News, and Filmmaker Magazine noted director Zak Forsman’s "work is very accomplished. Amazing.”

The story follows Amber, "A beautiful woman with a profound longing for a sense of family who falls into a downward spiral where she confronts her father-figure, and the emotional wounds concealed over a decade ago. They retreat from the city into the vast and barren desert to fully expose their past and discover what it means to truly be in the Heart of Now," says Director Forsman. Cinematography by Addison Brock III, and lead performances by Marion Kerr (Golden Earrings) as “Amber” and Kelly McCracken as “Gabe”, with supporting performances from Mary Elise Hayden, Jason L. Brandt & Dusty Sorg. Heart of Now is produced by Kevin K. Shah and Zak Forsman and features a contemporary urban soundtrack by Deklun and Airom Bleicher. The DVD includes an in-depth commentary by editor Jamie Cobb. Quiet Earth calls the film, “A contemplative and visionary winner.”

Heart of Now world premiered at the esteemed DeadCENTER Film Festival and subsequently in several festivals including Fort Meyers Film Festival, Southside Film Festival, New Jersey Film Festival - and most recently a Los Angeles premiere at the 2011 LA United Film Festival. The story of Heart of Now takes place four years before the events of “White Knuckles” directed by Kevin K. Shah, soon to be released on April 24th. Both are ‘sister-films’ that exist in the same world, and share the characters of “Amber” and “Gabe” – and both features were produced at The Sabi Company with distribution. According to the website, the Sabi Company creates “contemporary and provocative stories for the mass-niche audiences starved for artistic and meaningful films.” The film bears the credit 'a film by Sabi' to recognize the collaborative nature of the film and the artistic process between the director, producer, actors adn crew -- that brought it to fruition. Released through Vanguard Cinema (“Promoting New Talent in Cinema”) and Artis Entertainment. For more information contact info@artisentertainment.com, or visit the film's official website at www.thesabicompany.com