Erin Heidenreich directs, writes and produces award-winning documentaries, short films,
and commercials. Her voice has been shaped by the cultures she has immersed herself in across
the globe and uses the camera to see the unseen. Her passion for stories showing alternative
perspectives flows into many forms: Directing a documentary in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan for
THE WAR TO BE HER (World Premiere Toronto International Film Festival),
directing a documentary in The Democratic Republic of the Congo for RISING SONS
(World Premiere DOC NYC), and narrative work including THE STORIES WE TELL OURSELVES.
She 2nd Unit directed for Emmy-Award winning Doug Pray's LEVITATED MASS (Los Angeles
Films), Executive Produced THE OTHER SHORE (SXSW), Produced MISSION CONGO
(Toronto International Film Festival), Executed Produced MADE IN INDIA (Hot Docs),
and Field Produced "Help Desk" with Deepak Chopra for OWN.
In her commercial work, she has directed spots for Dove, Always, Visa, Ford, The Gates
Foundation, Mattel, Environmental Defense Fund, UPS, OneTaste, GOOD, Nintendo, Scion,
California Lottery, Pencils of Promise, Coalition for Engaged Education, This Bar Saves
Lives and others. Erin has studied under directing actors coach Adrienne Weiss,
Programmed for the Bali International Film Festival, and has worked as a video journalist
for Time Magazine's web portal. She is a frequent panelist at film festivals, leads
filmmaking workshops, and mentors women in the MFA program at Northwestern University.
Previously, Erin represented over 300 films including several Oscar Winning/Nominated films as
a co-founder of Cinetic Media. Films include LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Fox Searchlight),
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (United Artists), SUPERSIZE ME (Samuel Goldwyn/Roadside
Attractions), NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Fox Searchlight), CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS
(Magnolia/HBO), JESUS CAMP (Magnolia/A&E), THE STATION AGENT (Miramax Films),
SPELLBOUND (ThinkFilm/HBO), WAKING LIFE (Fox Searchlight), amongst others.
Erin has lived in several countries throughout the world and has integrated herself into
taboo cultures tackling unconventional subjects with those who challenge the status quo --
all while leading with her heart.
Erin began her career at Miramax Films and holds a B.S. in Communication Studies and Political
Science from Northwestern University.