Film Director


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Heidi spent the first 15 years of her career working as a celebrity, music and fashion photographer. Returning to film in ‘06, Heidi has since been working as a director internationally, building an impressive and distinct oeuvre of music, art and fashion videos. She has helmed global brand content for clients such as Suzuki, Nikon and Panasonic, and she directed her first feature film, Wonder Valley, in the fall of 2014.

Taking a nuanced and cinematic approach, Heidi creates subtle, veiled narratives within each frame. She often places women at the center of her images and stories — combining beauty, sensuality and emotion with a hint of darkness or psychological tension.

“Heidi’s photos feel like films and her films feel like art... all so taught and alive. She brings out sides of her subjects they didn’t even know they had – raw, gritty, decadent, sumptuous. She is a true, modern-day auteur.”

Erika Mehiel, Former Arts & Entertainment Editor, Z!NK Magazine.

Heidi earned her degree in Film Studies from Emerson College in Boston. She splits her time between Brooklyn, Berlin and Los Angeles.