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Emily Bell, Ron Morehouse, Dominic Mora, Erik MacRay
Ben Rock
A. Vincent Ularich
11 Mins.

 "Future Boyfriend" to Screen at Indy's Heartland Film Festival 
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Nominated for Best Narrative Short at Tribeca Film Festival, Ben Rock's Future Husband is getting amped up for its premiere here in the Hoosier state at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival with screenings set for October 22, 23 and 28th during the festival's late October run.

Future Husband is a short film about falling in love in the wrong space time continuum. The low-key, 11-minute film stars Ron Morehouse as Stuart, a seemingly nice enough guy on a date with Kaylie (Emily Bell), a seemingly nice enough girl.

There's one catch. Of course.

I'm also not going to ruin the fun for you. Suffice it to say that there's a little bit more than a simple love story going on here, a fact that you might find a bit of a relief as you watch Stuart's seemingly odd behaviors.

Based on a one-act play by A. Vincent Ularich, Future Boyfriend began life when the play was accepted into L.A.'s Sci-Fest, a science fiction one-act play festival in its first year. Morehouse and Bell were brought in to play the roles of Stuart and Kaylie, an experience that made the two fast friends. The play's success led to suggestions to take the script somewhere else - a Kickstarter campaign was started and successful and, voila, a short film has been born that has resulted in quite a bit of success on the film festival circuit.

If you watch carefully, you will even catch a cameo from French Stewart, beloved by fans of television's Third Rock From the Sun. The film is directedly in a relaxed, confident manner by Ben Rock, a Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival Award winner, and George Feucht serves as D.P. with Tom Moser handling special effects.

Future Boyfriend should prove to be popular at Indy's Heartland Film Festival, a festival that emphasizes inspiring and life-changing cinema and, indeed, that's at the heart of what unfolds in this straightforward yet endearing film that blossoms thanks to a natural, authentic chemistry between Morehouse and Bell. For more information on the film, visit the film's website linked to in the credits.

For information on Heartland Film Festival, visit the festival's website.

© Written by Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

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