Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NEW SITE COMING

I'm finally overhauling my website - and in the meantime redirecting to my ol bloggy blog site.

You can reach out to me at leather@alumni.gwu.edu

In the meantime here's the stuff I'd love you to know about:

- Inside You: my first feature film as writer/director is complete and currently being submitted to festivals, the earliest of which is in January 2017

- Urban Teach Now: an indie TV pilot I directed is premiering at NYTVF and ITV Fest this October




- The Focus Group: a short comedy film I directed, written by Sara Benincasa - is available here for your viewing pleasure!


BIOGRAPHY 
Heather Fink came to filmmaking from comedy.  She has been making funny videos since she was a kid growing up small town in New Jersey, raised by a Dutch mother, American father, schizophrenic grandmother, and an older sister.  She started performing standup comedy in NYC in 2005, and continued making funny videos, doing improv, and sketch comedy.  In 2009 she began NYU's Grad Film program as Writer/Director. She currently pays the bills as a Sound Person, most recently working on Marvel’s Daredevil and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down. Previous jobs include PR for a gay porn company, Senator Kennedy Intern, and Content Strategy for Digital Media companies.  She’s directed over 35 comedy shorts, most recently Sara Benincasa’s “The Focus Group,” which was featured on Hello Giggles, The Onion, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, and more. She is currently participating in the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program.  Her first feature film as writer/director "Inside You" has just completed Post-Production and is currently being submitted to festivals for 2017.  Heather is also in Post-Production on the indie TV pilot "Urban Teach Now" which she directed for writer/producers SJ & Ginny, and is an official selection at the NYTV Fest and ITV Fest this October 2016.

As a filmmaker she's directed top comedy talents including Hannibal Buress, Zach Cregger, Angela Trimbur, Will Hines, Kevin Allison, Sara Benincasa, Will Janowitz, Curtis Gwinn, Bobby Tisdale, Slovin and Allen, and Ann Carr. Heather has been featured on MTV, the ECNY Awards as a nominee, as a IFC/Time Warner/Sundance competition finalist, Gawker, Adult Swim, Time Out NY, Dr. Phil, TV Guide Magazine, the LES Film Festival, DC Comedy Fest, Coney Island Film Festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Atlantic City Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, LA Comedy Fest, NY Shorts Fest, Santa Fe Film Festival, and on Comedy Death Ray.

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