Tribeca 2021: MY HEART CAN’T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO Trailer

Ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, a new trailer has dropped for the horror film My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To, written and directed by Jonathan Cuartas.

The film involves a family who must provide human blood in order for one of them to survive, but the act of frequently murdering people is starting to take its toll.

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To stars Patrick Fugit, Ingrid Sophie Schram, and Owen Campbell, and will be heading to theaters and VOD platforms June 25th after screening at Tribeca June 12th.


Dwight (Patrick Fugit) prowls the streets after dark. He searches each night for the lonely and forlorn, looking for people who won’t be missed. Dwight takes no joy in this, but he needs their blood. Without fresh human blood, his fragile young brother Thomas cannot survive. Each death takes a larger toll, the burden of his crimes weighing heavier each time, threatening to crack his spirit. But Thomas (Owen Campbell) and his sister Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram) are all the family Dwight has left, and as a fiercely private and close-knit family unit, they depend on him and the rituals they’ve learned in order to keep their secret. But while Dwight yearns for another life, Jessie needs them to stay together. And always the boy must feed.