Heather Winters is a film producer, director and writer and a two-time Sundance-winning executive producer. Heather executive produced Morgan Spurlock’s Academy Award® nominated and Sundance-winning documentary, Super Size Me, and Anthony Haney-Jardine’s Sundance-winning dramatic feature, Anywhere, U.S.A. Her other producing credits include Michelle Memran’s The Rest I Make Up (Best Movies of 2018, The New Yorker), AJ Schnack’s, Convention, (IFC/Sundance Selects), Class Act (Morgan Spurlock Presents), and Jim Killeen’s Google Me. In 2013, she made her directorial debut with TWO: The Story of Roman & Nyro, about legendary songwriter and music producer Desmond Child’s journey to parenthood. Television credits include ThunderCats, Silverhawks, The Comic Strip, and MTV’s Real World.
Heather is a film professor at Sarah Lawrence College where she teaches producing, development and pitching for film and TV, and documentary filmmaking. She is also a consultant, a producer’s representative, a frequent film festival juror, and lecturer. Heather is the founder of White Dock and Studio on Hudson production companies.
Project awards include:
Academy Award® nomination, Best Documentary; Winner, Best Director, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival; Winner, Special Jury Prize, Dramatic Competition, Sundance Film Festival; Winner, Audience Choice Award, Best Documentary Feature, Nashville Film Festival; Winner, HBO Hometown Hero Award, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Nominee, Audience Award, Best Documentary, Palm Springs International Film Festival; Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary, Frameline Film Festival; Winner, AARP Silver Image Award, Reeling Film Festival; Winner, Jury Award Best Documentary, OUTshine Film Festival; Winner, Jury Award Best Documentary Feature, Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival; Winner, Best Feature, Artivist Film Festival; Winner, Best Documentary, Rhode Island International Film Festival; TELLY® Award; Platinum Best in Show, Aurora Award; First Place, Chicago International Film Festival; Creative Excellence Award, U.S. International Film and Video Festival.
- Making the Documentary: A Real World Guide