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.
Erin has represented over 300 films including 10 Oscar winning/nominated films as one of the
co-founders 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 FRIENDMANS
(Magnolia/HBO), JESUS CAMP (Magnolia/A&E), THE STATION AGENT (Miramax Films),
SPELLBOUND (ThinkFilm/HBO), WAKING LIFE (Fox Searchlight), amongst others.
In her commercial work, she has directed spots for Visa, Ford, Procter & Gamble, 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 and led
filmmaking workshops in Jakarta, Indonesia and Yuncheng, China.
Erin has lived in several countries throughout the world and has integrated herself into
taboo cultures tackling unconventional subjects to depict a wider perspective on screen --
all while leading with her heart.
Erin began her career at Miramax Films and holds a B.S. in Communication Studies and Political
Science form Northwestern.