ABOUT THE FILM
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU FORGOT ABOUT RICK SPRINGFIELD? This is the story about the people who never did!!!
Some may find the rabid devotion of Rick Springfield's fans perplexing, but if his 17 Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl", or his run on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake didn't convince you, watching him blast out live performances with straight-on charisma and spontaneously dropping in on fans most certainly will. Somewhere in between the introvert plagued with lifelong depression and the 60-something extrovert who still performs 80 to 100 high energy concerts a year, lies the real Rick Springfield. For most fans Rick Springfield is much more than a celebrity crush; some have overcome deep trauma by connecting with his music, for others he has served as a catalyst for life-long friendships, and without fail all have a unique bond of reciprocity with him. A fascinating look at a singular, multi-generational celebrity culture, An Affair of the Heart is a soulful examination of contrasting individual connections revealed through common universal threads of humanity.
Rick Springfield is following up his 2008 critical and commercial success Venus in Overdrive with a new CD release, Songs for the End of the World on October 9, 2012. Recently he wrote and recorded a song with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), and had a guest-starring role on TV Land’s popular show, Hot in Cleveland.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
SYLVIA CAMINER, Director/Producer
Sylvia Caminer is an Emmy® Award-winning director/producer, with extensive credits in film and television. Over the past fifteen years she has filmed on five continents, most recently turning her focus to feature length documentaries. TANZANIA: A FRIENDSHIP JOURNEY was awarded "Best Documentary" honors at the Long Island and SoHo International Film Festivals (SoHo also named it "Best World Showcase" in all categories).
In addition running her own active production company, DolGer Films, she is currently in production on ANGELS AMONG US, a long-term project that deals with the changing issues and tolerance for individuals with developmental disabilities.
She directed and produced three hit series for Discovery/Travel Channel and has produced for TLC, WE, and Lifetime, and over the past five years has produced four narrative features.
MELANIE LENTZ-JANNEY, Executive Producer/
Melanie Lentz-Janney has 20+ years' experience in entertainment public relations, promotions, advertising and brand marketing. She also holds a degree from Pepperdine University in Advertising and Marketing.
Prior to starting her own agency in 2002, Doverwood Communications, Melanie spent over 10 years working at several prestigious advertising and public relations firms. Melanie has worked on various special events with a broad range of celebrities: Elton John, Kevin Smith, Dana Carvey, Kenny Rogers. She has worked on various publicity/WOM initiatives with film and TV companies including Sony Pictures Classics, Miramax, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Paramount Pictures, Screen Gems, Dimension Films, VH-1, MTV, A&E, and several independent companies.
Melanie has been recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential Business People" in Central Florida and her public relations agency is ranked in the Top 10.
Since 1981, Melanie has been a loyal Rick Springfield fan. AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART is her passion project and she's in the process of writing a book about following your dreams.
ABOUT RICK SPRINGFIELD
Rick Springfield is a Grammy® award-winning musician, songwriter, actor and best-selling author. To date, he has sold over 19 million records with a whopping 17 Top 40 hits. He has performed for millions of devoted fans over the last three decades and continues to play 80 shows a year. Attracting new fans wherever he goes with his unique brand of audience interaction, unstoppable energy, and unforgettable songs, Rick Springfield is a part of the soundtrack to many lives. Rick's most recent studio release, Venus in Overdrive (New Door Records/UMe), was released to high acclaim. It debuted on Billboard at #28, his highest chart position since the mid-80's. On October 12, 2010, his memoir titled "Late, Late at Night" was released, and instantly became a New York Times Best-Seller.
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