Syd Heather

Syd Heather

Freelance Producer/Director

  • Location: South East London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Hello, my name is Syd and I am a freelance filmmaker, producer, and director from South East London. I am also a member of Directors UK and Bafta crew member. 

After a short period working as a social media creative in London, I made the move into freelancing full-time and have since produced and directed a number of online commercials and promos for various organisations such as Hasbro, NHS and Confused.com.

For film, I have produced 15 short films that have screened at BAFTA, OSCAR and BIFA qualifying film festivals such as LSFF, Aesthetica, Leeds International Film Festival, Norwich Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Satirical comedy Textual Relationship premiered at the BFI Future Film Festival and most notably won Best Comedy & Film of the Night at the Limelight Film Awards. I also co-produced Gypsy’s Kiss, supported by Directors UK and ARRI Rental and starring BAFTA winner Gemma Jones, which was long-listed for the BAFTA short film category in 2018.

Most recently, writer/director Oliver Mason and I were picked as one of only 11 filmmaking teams for the BORN DIGITAL: FIRST CUT scheme in 2019 and were commissioned by the BBC and BFI to make a short film surrounding the 30th anniversary of the world wide web. Our docu-drama hybrid film, Have We Met Before? chronicles the different ways gay men have hooked up throughout different decades from the 1970s to the present day. It screened on BBC Four, BBC iPlayer and BFI Player. 

Making the move into features, my producing credits include 'The Rizen' and 'The Rizen: Possession' from Lost Eye Films as an Assistant Producer, and my debut documentary feature 'Micropubs - The New Local' is due for independent release in 2020. 

Outside of filmmaking, you will likely find me going on long walks, playing badminton, referencing The Simpsons and daydreaming about building my tiny home, most likely out of a shipping container. 


ScreenSkills funded training courses attended.

Unconscious Bias Training 2020

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

24th September 2020


ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

ScreenSkills

26th August 2020 - 26th February 2021

Work History

Multimedia Producer - Freelance

Jan 2013 - Present

Producer - Moose Limbs [Short Film]

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Producer - Sunset Dreams [TV Pilot]

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Assistant Producer - The Rizen II [Feature Film]

Sep 2015 - Feb 2016

Assistant Producer - The Rizen [Feature Film]

Apr 2015 - Oct 2015

Director / Producer / Writer - Textual Relationship [Short Film]

Dec 2013 - Jul 2015

Corporate Filmmaker - Freelance - Royal Brompton Hospital

Nov 2012 - Jan 2015

Production Manager - Thieves in the Night [Short Film]

Nov 2013 - Mar 2014

Script Reader - Cascade Pictures

May 2013 - Dec 2013

Social Media Creative / Digital Producer - Telegraph Hill

May 2012 - Nov 2012

Videographer - Student Republic

Sep 2010 - May 2012

Education

Film, Radio & Television - First Class with honours - Canterbury Christ Church University

Sep 2009 - May 2012

Skills

  • Budgeting
  • Casting
  • Scriptwriting
  • Corporate Filmmaking
  • Creative Producing
  • Creative Talent
  • crowdfunding
  • Documentary
  • Feature Film
  • Features
  • Film Production
  • Project Development
  • Project Management
  • Script Development
  • Short filmmaking
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • TV Production

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