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Lindy Heymann

Lindy Heymann

Lindy is an award-winning writer and director, whose work spans film, television, documentary and music promos. 

Her debut feature film, Showboy (Regent Releasing [US], Fite Films/Squeek Pictures), earned her a BIFA for Debut Director and went on to win Best Film at the Milan International Film Festival in 2002. Her sophomore feature, Kicks (New Wave) was nominated for the Michael Powell Award and won two Trailblazer Awards at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009. The London Film Festival added a nomination for Best British Newcomer to her growing list of accolades. 

In 2016, Lindy’s empathetic short film The Laughing King (Sponge Films/Alphabet Soup) premiered at the London Short Film Fest, earning her a nomination for Best Female Director. Released online, the film, which touches on the subject of male suicide, has been used to raise funds for mental health charity CALM. 

Lindy also works in television, with her feature-length I told My Mum I Was Going on an RE Trip (Battersea Arts Council/BBC2) named as The Guardian’s ‘Pick of the Week’, The Times’ ‘Critic’s Choice’ and The Telegraph ‘What to Watch’ in 2018. She has also directed episodes of Stay Close (Red Productions/Netflix) and The Worst Witch (CBBC/ZDF/Netflix), among others. 

Additionally, Lindy has directed more than 100 music promo videos, working with a wide range of artists including Chase & Status, Take That, Imelda May, The Charlatans, Suede and Faithless, as well as a live concert DVD for iconic British band The Specials (nominated for a UK Music Video Award). 

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

Agent: Ian Benson, The Agency