Lindy Heymann

Fiction director and writer for films.
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Biography

Lindy is an award winning director who received a BIFA for Best Directorial Debut for her feature film ShowboyDescribed by the NY Times as “a clever hide-and-seek game of reality v/s fiction,” Showboy also won Best Film at the Milan International Film Festival and was released theatrically in various countries including the US.

Lindy's second feature film, KICKS, a dark coming of age story, premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival and was nominated for the Michael Powell award, where it won two Trailblazer awards. Lindy and its writer Leigh Campbell were also both nominated for Best British Newcomer awards at the London Film Festival.

Lindy is also developing several feature ideas including:- 4Real a music biopic of Manic Street Preacher guitarist Richey Edwards who went missing in 1995- to be written by Thomas Martin & produced by Alexandra Stone & Stephen Mallit. And, Hammer, an adaptation of Sara Stockbridge’s acclaimed novel about a Victorian female pickpocket. Lindy is working on the script with writer, Leigh Campbell & producer, Andy Stebbing. Lindy is also developing a TV show In the Moment which tells the story of a fictional band trying to make it in the real world of show business.

She continues to direct music videos, commercials & concert films. Recent work includes:- Adidas, Chase & Status, Imelda May & Take That as well as a live concert DVD for The Specials which was nominated for a UK Music Video Award.

Lindy participated on a DIRECTORS UK mentorship scheme with KUDOS on their TV drama Humans, and has most recently finished directing a short film, featuring Colin Morgan (Merlin, Testament of Youth) and Kerrie Hayes, and shot by Eduard Grau (A Single Man).
 

CV

Film

Director

The Specials - 30th Anniversary Tour
Nominated for Best Live Coverage at the 2010 Music Video Awards
Producer Tom Colbourne
Starring
  • The Specials
  • John Bradbury
  • Roddy Byers
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    Live concert film of influential ska band The Speicals' 30th Anniversary reunion UK tour
    Blink TV
     
    Kicks
    Nominated for The Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
    Producer Andy Stebbing
    Writer Leigh Campbell
    Starring
  • Nichola Burley
  • Kerry Hayes
  • Jamie Doyle
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    New Wave Films
    Sponge Films, BBC Films
     
    Showboy
    Best Directorial Debut at The British Independent Film Awards, Best Film Milan Independent Film Festival
    Producer Jason Buchtel
    Writer Christian Taylor
     
    Regent Releasing (US)
    Fite Films, Squeak Pictures
     

    TV

    Director

    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
  • Glenn Doherty
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    Half hour film for Channel 4's Coming Up strand set in a motor way service station.
    Ideal World Productions for Channel 4