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Local filmmaker among Deep in the Heart Film Festival screenings

Posted at 11:48 AM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 12:48:28-04

WACO, TX — This weekend Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco goes virtual and among the films screened, a Baylor professor's latest movie about love and marriage.

Chris Hansen has won multiple awards for his filmmaking. His latest project will premiere to a hometown crowd, but this year it's virtual.

"Once we all accepted with most things during this pandemic that the reality is going to be different than what we anticipated, I think it's great to see film festivals forging on and people are able to watch the films," said Hansen.

It's the same grit needed to sustain a marriage which is the focus of "Seven Short Films About Our Marriage."

"It's a story about a marriage over several years told in seven vignettes. The idea is marriages try to survive through a lot of real-life junk...that we all experience. It's like the pressure points of money, infertility, a parent's death and those kinds of things happen and how do they deal with them," said Hansen.

He lives in the Waco area with his family and enjoys doing what he loves in the heart of Texas.

"One of the things I love about making films in this area is that if you're out in Hollywood, people are pretty jaded about a film being done in their area. Around here people aren't jaded. They open their businesses and homes. We have shot films in places that would be hard to get in other cities. It's really a partnership in our view," said Hansen.

"Seven Short Films About Our Marriage" premieres Friday, September 25.

You can learn more about screening the film or watch the trailer here.