Post-production for Cross My Heart & Hope to Die

Post-production has commenced on Excelsia College’s latest filmic offerings, a double bill called Cross My Heart & Hope to Die.

As the names suggest, a slightly sinister undertone runs throughout each film. Written by Malcolm Frawley, (originally a series writer and editor for TV series Neighbours and E Street) each film focus’ on a separate group of characters whose stories are connected by a common event.

Directed by John L. Simpson & Robert Carne respectively, shooting took place in and around the greater Sydney region with a cast and crew comprising of industry professionals and graduating BDA Performance and Theatre Practice majors. The films visual aesthetics were realized by Director of Photography Glenn Hanns (best known for his work on the TV series Behind Mansion Walls, Deadly Women, and Persons of Interest) and Art Director John Sullivan (small set & props designer for ABC TV series Giggle and Hooch). 

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Students prepare for another take on Hope to Die

Cross My Heart

When CeCe and Ethan announce their engagement everything seems perfect. That is until Ethan’s sister shows an obsessive streak bordering on psychotic that threatens to take over the wedding, and at ANY cost.  Who knew choosing a maid of honour could be so dangerous?

Hope to Die

Six young drug dealers suddenly find their life choice complicated beyond belief when a murderer decides to dump a body on their property. Unable to go to the cops to escape danger, they have to find a way of dealing with the corpse, and in the process discover unwanted information about each other. All the while a growing fear that they could be the next victim develops….and with good reason.


Cross My Heart & Hope to Die are scheduled for release mid 2016.Excelsia-Cross-My-Heart3