New Indie Film ‘Tides of the Heart’ Poetically Explores Romantic Courtship

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Filmmaker Kerstin Karlhuber says her feature-length film breaks ground as a full-length music video with no dialogue.

Like other media, movie-making is undergoing a major transformation, and the new indie film “Tides of the Heart” by Kerstin Karlhuber, (, is taking full advantage of the changes.

She completed “Tides of the Heart” in collaboration with partner and renowned songwriter Daniel Jay Paul.

“It’s a feature-length music video – there’s no dialogue. The story is told completely through the music and Kerstin’s direction,” says Paul, whose latest album, “Clean Getaway” (, not only makes up much of the score for the film, but also structures the plot.

“With the technology available today, you can really afford to experiment and innovate. That’s what keeps pushing the artistry to the next level,” he says.

The website features the following plot summary of the film:

“Love is like an endless ocean in which our hearts dwell. Sometimes it is calm and gentle and other times it is raging and out of control. A love story set to music which explores the tranquility and the tempests that love can bring … [the film is] an experimental feature length visual music experience exploring the depths and mystery of love….”

Karlhuber offers some advice for young people interested in film-making:

"If you're a budding filmmaker: practice, practice, practice. With today's accessibility to the most up to date and affordable video technology, go out there and shoot. Learn how to tell stories visually," says Karlhuber. “If you’re a creative person, chances are you have a few creative buddies who can help you troubleshoot concepts and technical issues. Lean on your artistic friends for moral support – they understand the struggle of the creative process.”

About Kerstin Karlhuber & Daniel Jay Paul

Kerstin Karlhuber is an award-winning filmmaker and director. Her work in the arts has been seen around the world, from off-Broadway to Cannes, the Arclight Theater in Los Angeles to a segment on “Good Morning America.” She is the founder and director of the film production company Silent Giant Productions based in New York City. Daniel Jay Paul is a songwriter who recently released “Clean Getaway” on the Sunlight Communication Arts label. His songs have been described by Music Express’ Marcus Wright as “music you hear with your heart .” Paul is the author of the novel, “The Last Sunset.”

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