Syd Heather Freelance Filmmaker


Syd is an award-winning filmmaker, writer/director and producer based in Kent working across narrative projects, documentary and branded content.

His short film portfolio includes a wide range of horror, comedy and documentary projects that have played at notable genre festivals and BAFTA, BIFA & OSCAR qualifying festivals including FrightFest, LSFF, BFI Future Film Festival, British Shorts Berlin and Leeds International Film Festival.

Outside of film and tv production, he has created branded documentaries and online content for the likes of Hasbro UK,, Visit Maidstone, Growing Green, NIAB and Folkestone & Hythe Council.

Syd is passionate about creating and distributing Kent-based stories and in 2020, he released his debut documentary feature, Micropubs - The New Local looking at the Kentish micropub movement and craft beer revolution which has played international film festivals and is now available at various streaming platforms worldwide including Amazon Prime, Tubi TV and GuideDoc.

Syd is currently a member of Directors U.K. and the brand new Bafta Connect programme, following three years on the BFI Network x Bafta Crew scheme for emerging creatives between 2018-2022.

He is currently developing his next documentary feature about off-the-grid living, and his first fiction feature - a supernatural thriller exploring British folklore and childhood fears. 

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