Syd Heather Freelance Filmmaker

Murder in Provence follows Antoine Verlaque, Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and romantic partner Marine Bonnet as they investigate the murders, mysteries and dark underbelly of their idyllic home.

Feature-length three-part HETV ITV series starring Roger Allam, Nancy Caroll, and Keala Settle adapted from ML Longworth’s crime novel series as the first international co-production for Britbox. 

Production Companies:
Monumental Television Ltd [UK], EIP Productions [France]

Production Crew:
Directors: Chloe Thomas & Steve Barron
Series Writer: Shelagh Stephenson
Series Producer: Grainne Marmion
Executive Producers: Roger Allam, Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Shelagh Stephenson
Line Producer: Clare Pearce
Head of Production: Jill Forbes
1st Assistant Directors: Chris Evans, Robert Gerrard
2nd Assistant Directors: Ashley Turner, Blandine Grimaldi, Syd Heather
3rd Assistant Director: Daniel Carmel
Director of Photography: Annemarie Lean-Vercoe
Production Designer: Robert Foster
Costume Designer: Elle Wilson
Makeup Designer: Laura Miles

For a full list of cast and crew across the series, see here:


  • Supporting the Line Producer and Head of Production, I successfully stepped into an unfamiliar role to provide temporary cover between a departing and incoming 2nd AD during an intense production schedule. 

  • Worked closely with Rachel’s People to book 40+ SAs; managing their costume briefs, CHITS, and covid testing requirements before stepping onto the set. 

  • As part of the AD team, I managed, calculated, and oversaw logistics and prepped daily call sheets alongside the production team; balancing an evolving shooting schedule alongside the daily needs of various departments (inc. costume, art department, makeup, and transport).