Heartless – A modern day re-telling of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

By on December 7, 2012

HEARTLESS is a modern day re-telling of Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic, Horror story “The Tell Tale Heart” presented with a Gangster/Heist picture twist.


Chris Abaya and Scott Hansen, from the state of Virginia, are two passionate filmmakers who love the art of film.

Chris (Writer/producer) currently serves as an Audio/Video Production Specialist for the United States Department of Defense. His career allows him to travel the world and produce training, orientation, and awareness materials for the Navy and other branches of the military. Additionally, serving as Chief Instructor for a community project to help young aspiring filmmakers, Chris was instrumental in setting up the Behind the Lens youth filmmaking program for the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center and Attucks Theater in Norfolk, Virginia. This successful program has recently received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Likewise, Chris’ feature script, “Direction” has recently been named a finalist for Best Script in the Virginia Screenwriting Competition.

Scott (director/producer/editor) is a music video director and filmmaker. Since his graduation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006, he and his team have produced and directed over 300 music videos for clients worldwide, including the artists Willie Nelson and Colt Ford as well as the group, A Day to Remember.  Scott has also worked with companies such as Mountain Dew, Doritos, Citi Trends, Discovery Channel and many more.  MTV’s Headbangers Ball nominated Scott’s music video for the group CARNIFEX as music video of the Year.  In 2012, his award-winning video for Moonshine Bandits ran at number one for three weeks on CMT.  Scott has also worked with mainstream actors like Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen, Jet Li and Lou Ferrigno.

With this fervor, combined experience, and expertise, Chris and Scott will, without a doubt, create a successful film project.

Heartless, a unique film that splices two totally different genres, Gothic Horror and Gangster/Heist, is important to the filmmakers because of its homage to great films and filmmakers of these genres.

While Chris and Scott are both very confident in and excited about the script, they need your help in achieving their dream and completing the project. Your contribution will provide an opportunity to shoot the film with award-winning filmmakers on cutting edge, state of the art equipment (RED).  Your help will also enhance the film by providing funds to hire professional actors as well as create exceptional sound.

Be a part of something distinctive and special by helping these filmmakers create a unique piece of cinema. Contribute, share, and like it.


What We Need & What You Get

 Chris and Scott are looking to raise at least $25,000.00 to add to their $20,000.00.

These funds will be used primarily for stunts, special make up effects (chopping up the bodies of gangsters and making it look good can get expensive.), pyro-technics (explosions) catering/craft services, great sound and sound services, locations, travel fees and actors fees.

Chris and Scott plan to shoot the picture regardless of how much is raised from this campaign. They just want to be able to blow more stuff up.  If you would like to donate a different amount other than those reflected in our perks section, simply contact us.  We appreciate any show of support.

The perks of this campaign (to the right of this screen) will be a lot of fun for the contributors.  One of the unique things about this campaign is that for the 5,000 and 10,000 perk, there will be a guarantor in place, insuring that the initial investment will begin to be paid back with interest to the investor, one year after completion of the film, regardless of what the film makes through theatrical, on-line, DVD, or On Demand distribution.

Other Ways You Can Help

 Chris and Scott understand that not everyone is in a position to monetarily contribute to the HEARTLESS film project.  Furthermore, there may be amounts you’d like to donate that are not listed in our perks section.  This doesn’t mean you can’t support the film. You can donate ANY DOLLAR AMOUNT via PAYPAL, just contact us.  Any assistance is greatly needed and appreciated.  You can also show your online love and support!  Help spread the word!  Share HEARTLESS with all of your friends and family.  Post the HEARTLESS links on your pages and “Friend/Like” the film and various pages; Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Vimeo and the official website:




Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.