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MISLEAD, a short film by Steve Perkins staring Rick Sadle is gaining attention at film festivals this January, 2022!  
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The music video for Heartbeat, the theme for mislead, that Rick wrote and performed has been gathering awards and significant notice at a number of film festivals through 2021. 

A letter from Rick, the composer/performer of Heartbeat - Theme from MISLEAD:

 

This is the song that almost wrote itself. (Demanded to be written). In preparing for my role as Harry in the short film MISLEAD, I spent a lot of time with this damaged character. What he ate, read, watched, etc. One day I was imagining what music he listened to. He had so many life altering regrets that it seemed that a heartbeat tempo would be the common denominator. The line “with each heartbeat, ghosts come calling” popped into my mind and wouldn’t be stilled. 

 

Over the next two months, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and adding and subtracting new lyric lines. Melodies, the same things: Always buzzing around in my head. It was either - write the song or go crazy. 

 

It’s my first composition and who knows maybe my last. But, it’s a singular event in my creative life.