Bleeding Heart is a 2015 American drama film written and directed by Diane Bell. The film stars Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet, Joe Anderson and Edi Gathegi. The film was produced by Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, and Greg Ammon.


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production
  • 4 Filming
  • 5 Release
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


May, a yoga instructor (Biel) makes contact with her younger half-sister Shiva (Mamet); the two share a mother, Susan, but were born ten years apart, with their mother giving May up for adoption to a rich family while Shiva bounced around foster homes. Despite their glaringly different backgrounds, the two bond quickly, although May is soon uncomfortable about Shiva’s boyfriend Cody (Anderson). Dex, May’s boyfriend and partner in their yoga school, is uncomfortable around Shiva when he learns about her true history, but May refuses to leave her sister, particularly when she finds that Shiva returned a thousand dollars that May had given her to pay for rent.


  • Zosia Mamet as Shiva
  • Jessica Biel as May
  • Joe Anderson as Cody
  • Edi Gathegi as Dex
  • Kate Burton as Martha
  • Harry Hamlin as Ed (cameo)


On October 1, 2013, Diane Bell started casting for her new film. On October 7, Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet were officially cast as long-lost sisters along with Kate Burton and Joe Anderson and it began shooting the same day.[1] Edi Gathegi was cast a week later.[2]


Filming started in Los Angeles in October 2013.


The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 16, 2015.[3]


  • ^ Sneider, Jeff (7 October 2013). “Jessica Biel, ‘Girls’ Star Zosia Mamet Set for Super Crispy’s ‘Shiva & May’ (Exclusive)”. The Wrap. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  • ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (October 10, 2013). “Casting News: Ruth Negga Joins David Milch’s ‘The Money; Edi Gathegi In Thriller ‘Shiva & May'”. Indiewire. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  • ^ “‘Bleeding Heart’: Tribeca Review”. The Hollywood Reporter. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  • External links[edit]

    • Bleeding Heart on IMDb


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