True Sweetheart Films is helmed by Mariel Sharp, a producer, writer and director based in Montréal, QC. Mariel has produced six critically acclaimed short genre films which have played at over 60 international film festivals, including Fantasia International Festival, MonsterFest and Film Quest.
Mariel produced the acclaimed body horror short UNDRESS ME, which, following a record festival run, was released on SHUDDER as part of the Nitehawk Shorts program, as well as Gunpowder and Sky's online horror platform, ALTER where is has garnered over 500 000 views. Mariel is currently finishing post production on her first feature film, a psychological thriller directed by Amelia Moses entitled “Bleed With Me”.
Mariel's work has been supported by the Telefilm Talent to Watch program, the SODEC Jeunes Createurs Development program, WIFTV's From Our Dark Side incubator program, the BANFF Diversity of Voices initiative, and the BMFF Creator's Coven.
As a producer, Mariel believes in empowering diverse voices and the unique potential of genre cinema as a vehicle for social change.