about us


Based out of Des Moines, Anatomical Heart Films is dedicated to making compelling content in the form of narrative films, documentaries, music videos, and corporate/non-profit industrials.

Writer, Director, Producer, Founder - Jack Meggers

Jack Meggers grew up in Mason City and Clear Lake, Iowa. He earned his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University before moving to New York City where he began his career in stage theater. 

During his seven years in New York, Jack turned his attention to cinema and moved to Los Angeles where he began his film career in earnest, learning the craft of filmmaking by acquiring hands-on experience in every department. 

His first short film, "Frigid," was selected to the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. He also directed and produced several music videos for bands in the Los Angeles area. 

In recent years, he was the studio manager at Quixote Studios, home to the long-running TV series “Criminal Minds.”

Jack was recently awarded a 2017/18 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, and is the first filmmaker in Iowa's history to receive the award. 

His current venture, which has brought him back to his home state, is his feature-film debut, currently entitled "The Burial."



Director of Photography, Producer / Loren Ekart

Music, Camera, Producer / Dylan Sires

Producer, Actor / Tom Garland