Heartless, 2000, starring Madchen Amick, Louise Fletcher, Pamela Bellwood. Directed by Judith Vogelsang, written by Leslie Lehr.
The low budget, nonunion indie was a first for Amco Productions. After three years in rotation on the USA Network, the film played in theaters across Europe and Asia for many years, financing the next six films for the company.
First time director Judith Vogelsang and first time screenwriter, Leslie Lehr, had a great time despite losing many battles with the producer during rewrites. Leslie had previously refused to sell the script to a porn director. She did win the battle over having the action scenes being rewritten by a man. How? By working for free. Is that winning? Let’s say yes.
Be Careful What You Wish For!
SYNOPSIS: This smart, sexy and romantic thriller has a great cast and lush settings. It starts out as a fairy tale, a shy virgin wanting the glamorous life in her visions and becoming the unwitting next victim of her heart donor’s murderer. Based on real medical theory of cellular memory, the mystery is a twisted love story. There’s something for everyone – a perfect date flick, trashy and fun. Don’t forget the popcorn!