Lindy Heymann is an award-winning writer and director who received a BIFA (Best Directorial Debut) for her feature film Showboy, which also won 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”.
Lindy was nominated for a Best British Newcomer award at the London Film Festival for her second feature, Kicks, a dark, coming of age story, which was nominated for the Michael Powell award. The film went on the win two Trailblazer awards at EIFF, and was released in the UK by New Wave.
Lindy co-wrote & directed the short film, The Laughing King, starring Colin Morgan (Humans, Merlin) which touches on the subject of male suicide. It premiered at the LSFF where Lindy 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.
Lindy 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 and Netflix. She has also contributed to BAFTA nominated Humans and BBC’s critically acclaimed Thirteen, which she worked on as 2nd Unit Director.
Over the years Lindy 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 concert DVD for The Specials (nominated for a UK Music Video Award).
Lindy’s feature films in development include 4REAL, a biopic of Manic Street Preachers’ missing guitarist Richey Edwards, in development with Headgear / Creative England / BFI and Rum Doxy Diver about a feisty, female pickpocket set in the Victorian Underworld, with Hurricane Films.
BAFTA recently selected Lindy for Elevate - an initiative promoting talented female directors to the wider industry.
Short film about an alienated young man and his chance encounter with a stranger.
Live concert film of influential Ska band The Specials' 30th Anniversary reunion UK tour
Two teenage girls bond over their mutual obsession of a footballer, when it gets out of hand their fantasy quickly descends into a nightmare.
Mockumentary which fuses improvisation, documentary and drama and follows a writer when he is fired from a hit TV show, Six Feet Under and looks into becoming a chorus boy in Vegas whilst a documentary crew follows his efforts.
Feature Adaptation of Sara Stockbridge’s acclaimed novel, Hammer, about a Victorian female pickpocket.
A TV adaptation of a verbatim theatre piece by acclaimed theatre company, 20 Stories High featuring four young actresses that tackles the subject of abortion.
Broadcast in 2018 as part of BBC2’s Performance Live strand.
TV Adaptation of Jill Murphy’s acclaimed children’s books which follows the adventures and mishaps of novice witch, Mildred Hubble.
A TV pilot for a silent sketch show.
Documentary about 4 suburban transvestites.
A documentary about an eccentric couple who owned a country house hotel in Norfolk and aren't suited to it.