"Hold Up Heart," a new independent film created by actor, writer producer Edward Kiniry-Ostro of Portland, will premiere on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at One Longfellow Square as part of the KAHBANG Music, Art and Film Festival.

According to Kiniry-Ostro, "Hold Up Heart" is a hilariously dark look at unrequited love, one gun shot at a time. When Jeff (Edward Kiniry-Ostro) robs his local liquor store, he expects to get in-and-out. He’s an assistant manager, not a professional thief. Forlorn over his recent break-up he hopes to use the dough to reconcile with his Ex. Unfortunately, she’s now working at the store. Can Jeff get the money and
the girl or will this be his last shot?

Directed by Justin Zsebe and official selections of HollyShorts, Action On Film, Pelagia and Concorto Film Festival, Hold Up Heart takes a fun twist on everyone’s worst nightmare: running into the Ex. Then again…if you can’t buy love, steal it.

Kiniry-Ostro grew up in Portland and is a Portland High School graduate. He said he is thrilled to be returning to his hometown with his short film debut. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts,he has been seen in such works as Arrested Development, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Happy Endings and the feature film The Soloist, opposite Jamie Foxx. His next project, comedic web series, Roomiess, will premiere on Tuesday August 12.

If you plan to see this new film, share your comments here on our web site and on our Facebook and Twitter pages with the hashtag #HoldUpHeart.