Richard Tanne

Richard Tanne’s new film Chemical Hearts which he wrote, directed and produced for Amazon Studios, is out now on Prime Video. The coming-of-age drama, starring Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams, is based on Krystal Sutherland’s beloved novel Our Chemical Hearts, an unexpected story about teenage love and loss. Tanne made his writing and directing debut with Southside With You, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, was purchased by Miramax and Roadside Attractions, and earned Tanne a Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Director and the Rotten Tomatoes Award for the Best-Reviewed Romance of the Year. The film, a romantic drama about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, was released theatrically worldwide and went on to gross six times its micro-indie budget.


Home Movies

By Richard Tanne | August 21, 2020

Home Movies

Writer-director Richard Tanne looks back on the first short film he made in high school, and how it connects to his new movie, Chemical Hearts.