Lindy Heymann

Director of TV, film and music videos.

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Biography

Award-winning director who received a BIFA (Best Directorial Debut) for her film Showboy. Winner of the Best Film at the Milan International Film Festival. Described by the NY Times as “a clever hide-and-seek game of reality v/s fiction”.

Her feature film, Kicksa dark, coming of age story, premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival and was nominated for the Michael Powell award. Winner of two Trailblazer awards, Lindy and writer Leigh Campbell were also both nominated for Best British Newcomer awards at the London Film Festival.

Lindy has transferred her talents to several TV projects. She was 2nd Unit Director on BAFTA nominated Humans and Thirteen (starring Jodie Comer), a five-part drama for the BBC.

She has 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.

Lindy is currently working on adapting and re-imagining a theatre production for television, as part of BBCs Performance Live series for broadcast late 2017.

Projects currently in development include a biopic of a prominent British musician, where Lindy is working with scriptwriter Thomas Martin in collaboration with Creative England.

Rum Doxy Diver, a novel set in the Victorian Underworld, following the adventures of quick-witted pickpocket, Grace Hammer. Lindy developed the script with Leigh Campbell (Kicks), the film is being produced by Hurricane Films.

Lindy recently co-wrote & directed the short film, The Laughing King, starring Colin Morgan (Humans, Merlin). Its theme highlights the important issue of mental health and suicide in young men. 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 continues to direct music videos, working with a wide range of artists including Chase & Status, Take That, Imelda May, The Charlatans, Suede, Faithless and the live concert DVD for iconic British band, The Specials (nominated for a UK Music Video Award).

CV

Film

Director

The Laughing King
Nominated for Best Woman Director at the London Short Film Festival
Short Film
Producer Andy Stebbing, Paul Sparrow
Writer Lindy Heymann & Leigh Campbell
Starring
  • Colin Morgan
  • Kerrie Hayes
  •  

    Short film about
    an alienated young man and his chance encounter with a stranger.

    Sponge Films/Alphabet Soup
     
    The Specials - 30th Anniversary Tour
    Nominated for MVA Best Live Concert Video
    Producer Tom Colbourne
    Starring
  • The Specials
  •  

    Live concert film of influential Ska band The Specials'
    30th Anniversary reunion UK tour

    Sky Arts
    Blink TV
     
    Kicks
    Nominated for The Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
    Producer Andy Stebbing
    Writer Leigh Campbell
    Starring
  • Nichola Burley
  • Kerrie Hayes
  •  

    Two teenage girls
    bond over their mutual obsession of a footballer, when it gets out of hand
    their fantasy quickly descends into a nightmare.

    New Wave Films, Sponge Films, BBC Films
     
    Showboy
    BIFA (Best Directorial Debut at The British Independent Film Awards), Best Film Milan Independent Film Festival
    Producer Jason Buchtel
    Writer Christian Taylor & Lindy Heymann
    Starring
  • Christian Taylor
  • Lindy Heymann
  • Whoopi Goldberg (cameo)
  • Siegfried & Roy (cameo)
  • Alan Ball (cameo)
  •  

    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. 

    Regent Releasing (US)
    Fite Films, Squeak Pictures
     
    Producer Alexandra Stone & Stephen Mallit
    Writer Thomas Martin
     

    Feature film following the story of a prominent 90’s​Musician.

    Script development funding from
    Creative England.
    


     
    Producer Sol Papadopolous & Roy Boulter
    Writer Leigh Campbell
     

    Feature Adaptation of Sara Stockbridge’s acclaimed
    novel, Hammer, about a Victorian female pickpocket.

    Hurricane Films
     

    TV

    Director

    Producer (Exec) Emma Cahusac, (Series Producer) Andrew Fettes
     

    Part of a series commissioned by BBC & Arts Council – this film is
    adapted from a Verbatim Theatre piece and will be re-imagined for a TV audience.

    To be broadcast in late 2017.

     
    The Worst Witch
    Eps 7, 8 & 9
    Producer Lucy Martin, (Exec) Marcus Wilson
    Starring
  • Bella Ramsey
  • Claire Higgins
  • Raquel Cassidy
  • Amanda Holden
  •  

    TV Adaptation of Jill Murphy’s acclaimed children’s
    books which follows the adventures and mishaps of novice witch, Mildred Hubble.

    CBBC/ ZDF/Netflix
     
    Producer Caroline Norbury
     

    Documentary about 4 suburban transvestites.



     
    Producer Jennifer Granville
     

    A documentary about an eccentric couple who owned a country house hotel in Norfolk and aren't suited to it. 

    Anglia TV
     
    Service
    1 x 30'
    Producer Clive Brill
    Writer Tony Saint
    Starring
  • Joe Armstrong
  • Mathew Marsh
  •  
    Half hour film for Channel 4's Coming Up strand set in a motor way service station.
    Ideal World Productions for Channel 4