Aiken Heart Films is a production company based in Toronto specializing in developing new talent in film, television and digital cinema. Aiken Heart collaborates with a new generation of filmmakers to create relevant, thought-provoking and original films that resonate with audiences.
Aiken Heart has screened work internationally, with films in competition at the Festival de Cannes Cinefondation, Rotterdam, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Founder Coral Aiken is an alumna of York University Film MFA, Berlinale Talents, Trans Atlantic Partners and was one of eight producers selected for TIFF studio in 2014.
Aiken Heart produced the feature film Big Muddy, a contemporary noir-western set in the Canadian badlands, which premiered at TIFF in 2014 to critical acclaim. Notes on the Gaze, a commission for Nowness.com by director Chelsea McMullan, was one of the popular streaming site's most viewed videos of the year.
Aiken Heart’s upcoming feature film The People Garden is a stylish mystery set in Japan, and was co-produced with Scythia Films. The high profile indie, which won the audience award at TIFF Studio screenwriting lab, stars Dree Hemingway and Pamela Anderson, and will be released in 2016.