Ford and Samson star in unlikely love story
Luke Ford and Anna Samson play a distinctly odd couple at the centre of What Time Is My Heart?, the debut feature from writer-director Romi Trower.
Produced by Tristram Miall, the privately financed film also features Brooke Satchwell, Wade Briggs, Meyne Wyatt, Eddie Baroo and Kaarin Fairfax. Shooting wrapped in suburban Melbourne at the end of last month.
Ford, whose recent credits include Infini, Catching Milat and Deadline Gallipoli, plays Adrian, an IT genius with a penchant for fast cars, leather gloves and soppy 1980s pop music, who also happens to have OCD.
Samson (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Winners & Losers) is Grace, a street artist with multiple personalities who can only engage in sexual activity through her promiscuous alter ego named G.
The new neighbours find themselves in therapy with the same psychiatrist and share a walk home one evening, beginning a kind of impossible love story with no touching, no telling and one other rule: they must meet strictly in between their houses.
Trower, an actress whose credits include Offspring, Kick and The Secret Life of Us, directed the short No One is Listening Any More! and wrote and starred in Raphael Elisha’s short Chocolate Cake.
The project had a typically long gestation, dating back six years when Miall was introduced to Trower by Roadshow Films’ Joel Pearlman. Screen Australia gave them a development grant.
John Maynard’s Footprint Films will release in Australia and Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films will handle international sales.