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Lindy Heymann

Lindy Heymann

Award-winning writer and director who received a BIFA (Best Directorial Debut) for her feature film Showboy. Winner of the Best Film at the Milan International Film Festival. Released theatrically in the US, it was described by the NY Times as “a clever hide-and-seek game of reality v/s fiction”. Her second feature, Kicks, a dark, coming of age story, was nominated for the Michael Powell award. Winner of two Trailblazer awards at EIFF, the film was released in UK by New Wave, Lindy was also nominated for a Best British Newcomer award at the London Film Festival.

Lindy co-wrote & directed the short film The Laughing King starring Colin Morgan (Humans, Merlin). It touches on the subject of male suicide. It premiered at the LSFF where she was nominated for Best Female Director. Released online, the film is being used to raise funds for the mental health charity CALM and has reached an international audience.

Lindy has transferred her talents to several TV projects. She directed a TV film of I told My Mum I Was Going on an RE Trip… for BBC.  It was an adaptation of acclaimed theatre company 20 Stories High’s original play. Four young actresses play multiple roles telling the verbatim stories of more than 50 real women who have experienced pregnancy and abortion. It was The Guardian’s Pick of the Week, The Times’ Critic’s Choice & What to Watch in The Telegraph.

She has also directed several episodes of the recent adaptation of The Worst Witch (Jill Murphy’s much loved, classic children’s books about a trainee witch) for CBBC/ ZDF & Netflix.

She has contributed to the BAFTA nominated Humans and BBC’s critically acclaimed Thirteen which she worked on as 2nd Unit Director.

Lindy has always had close collaborations with musicians and over the years has directed music videos and short films, working with a wide range of artists including Chase & Status, Take That, Imelda May, The Charlatans, Suede, Faithless as well as a live concert DVD for iconic British band, The Specials (nominated for a UK Music Video Award).

Feature film projects in development include 4REAL, a biopic of Manic Street Preachers’ missing guitarist Richey Edwards with Headgear / Creative England / BFI and Rum Doxy Diver about a feisty, female pickpocket set in the Victorian Underworld, with Hurricane Films.

Agent: Joe Phillips, Curtis Brown