Pure heart

Sports Illustrated

There are so many important messages in this film

Larry Creswell, M.D.

Amazing cast of characters


Definitely a film that's worth seeing


Promises to be a critically important film...an unvarnished look at the tribulations that athletes with heart conditions must deal with daily



One in three people will suffer from heart disease in their lifetime, but only one in a million will thrive from it. HEART: Flatline to Finish Line® is the raw and emotional journey of six individuals from hospital beds to the finish line of one of the world’s most grueling endurance events, the IRONMAN® triathlon.

Director David Watkins flatlined on the operating table- his heart stopped for 5 minutes. For an otherwise healthy man in his thirties, a congenital heart defect nearly proved fatal. After being revived and surviving a subsequent stroke, he became determined to do something with his second lease on life.

Heart surgery is an all too common event. Before long David was meeting people from around the world with similar stories. All had something to prove. This is the story of 6 survivors daring to take on an improbable feat and prove to the world they still have the heart to overcome any obstacle that gets in their way.

This feature-length documentary will take you on a journey of despair and triumph, of sacrifice and glory. Featuring original music by indie darling Cloud Cult, and interviews with some of the biggest names in endurance sport and cardiology, it will inspire you to examine your own life and encourage you to fill it full of HEART.

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Preorders available now, release expected July 11, 2017


Details coming soon:

Park City, UT June 23

Iowa City, March TBD

Portland, Oregon at the Mission Theater—November 10, 2016

Seattle, WA at the SIFF Cinema Uptown—August 4, 2016

All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival—April 14-17, 2016

Spokane, WA, at the Garland Theatre—April 29, 2016

Honolulu, HI, at the Cupola Theatre, Honolulu Design Center—May 11th, 2016

Grand Rapids, MI, at the Celebration Cinema South—May 22nd, 2016

Las Vegas Film Festival—June 16, 2016

Cayman International Film Festival—July 1-4, 2016

The Charles Theater—July 21, 2016


Read the Movie|fone Review at moviefone

Read the Triathlete Magazine Review at Triathlete Magazine

Watch the CNN Interview with David Watkins on YouTube

Pure Heart: A New Film Follows Cardiac Patients on Their IRONMAN® Quest — Read it on Sports Illustrated

Flatline To Finish Line: Triathlete Faces Heart Disorder, Becomes IRONMAN® — Read it at Triathlon.Competitor.com

Westdoc confab announces PitchFest finalists — Read it at Variety

IRONMAN Arizona features a group of athletes who have hearts that just won’t quit. Read the story at Ironman Life

Follow us on Twitter @heartf2f Find us on Facebook - HeartFlatlinetoFinishline


HEART: Flatline to Finishline® was produced by Ironheart Productions, a division of the Ironheart Foundation. The Ironheart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to helping heart patients rediscover their power. For more information please visit ironheartfoundation.org.

David Watkins
Director / Producer

Donald Bowman

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