After a violent accident, Lilly wakes to find herself having barely escaped the steel grip of death, only to discover the fight has just begun. Starring Netflix’s ALONG FOR THE RIDE’s Emma Pasarow, KICKSTART MY HEART is the story of one woman’s battle through her mind’s multiple levels of hell and the bloody torment she endures to regain control over her consciousness.

Festivals, awards and nominations

Dances with Films (Honorable Mention for Best Short),
HollyShorts (Winner Best Action Film),
Popcorn Frights (Winner Grand Jury Best Short)

TerrorMolins 2022: "Victor Israel" award to the Best Performance - Emma Pasarow

Kelsey Bollig
Emma Pasarow, Cooper Alexander, Sadie Eve Scott, Kelsey Bollig, and Jacqueline Bell
country of origin
United States
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Kelsey Bollig

Bollig is a fresh yet commanding face in the world of Horror. Her previous works have collectively won over 20 awards and her most recent film Kickstart My Heart most recently won BEST ACTION at the Oscar Qualifying Hollyshorts. Bollig has written and directed projects in both the US and France expanding her creative network within both English and foreign markets. She’s currently in development on several original features.


Asking For a Friend 2020, The Fourth Wall 2020, Kickstart My Heart 2022


ScreenwriterKelsey Bollig
ProductionTienlyn Jacobson & Cybill Lui Eppich
EditionTyler Pharo