Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man
In 1900, L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which went on to become one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, reprinted and reinvented in a myriad stage plays, films, TV series, musicals and other adaptations. But Baum’s original tale featured a little-known backstory about the Tin Woodsman – a morality tale about a man who gets so caught up in his work that he loses sight of what really matters in life.
Director Brian McCormick decided to capture this poetic tale and the hidden love story about a simple woodsman and a beautiful maiden in Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man — an artfully shot short film, viewable for free online.
Additional behind-the-scenes footage reveals the production process and meticulous craftsmanship of the film’s art direction, sound design and cinematography.