Syd Heather Freelance Filmmaker

Hey there!

I'm Syd, a passionate and experienced freelance filmmaker from Kent with a talent for crafting stunning visuals and captivating stories across a wide range of genres and formats. 

I am a dedicated storyteller and prolific idea generator who enjoys exploring relatable and authentic human experiences with a mixture of empathy, heart, and a natural sense of humour.

My sizzle reel showreel highlights some of my best work as a writer/director, from high-energy short films to heartwarming documentaries and visually striking corporate and branded videos.

With an impressive portfolio of versatile, genre-blending projects that have screened at prestigious BAFTA, BIFA, and OSCAR qualifying festivals worldwide, my work has been recognised by industry leaders and I was recently selected for the newly-announced BAFTA CONNECT programme for future creative leaders. With a focus on collaborating and a knack for pushing creative boundaries, I hope to be the perfect partner for your next project.

Whether you need a media-savvy collaborator for your next corporate video or an imaginative filmmaker to bring your vision to life, I'm here to help. Let's chat and create something truly unique together.

My passion for creating and distributing Kent-based stories is evident across my corporate sector work and includes projects for Canterbury Christ Church University, Visit Maidstone, Folkestone & Hythe District Council and Growing Green. 

In addition, my award-winning debut documentary feature, MICROPUBS: THE NEW LOCAL, explores the quirky Kentish micropub revolution and is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime, Tubi, and GuideDoc.

I am also currently developing a regional production/distribution company for Kent-based projects with the HI3 NETWORK, a research scheme part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund for innovative businesses that connect them with emerging technology, research and support.

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