Heather Ostrove

Heather Ostrove

Director, editor and filmmaker in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California

About Heather

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Heather Ostrove is an award winning Writer/Director whose whose feature script Raven Winters and The Spirit Vortex won Best Action/ Adventure in the Film Crash Screenplay Competition.  Her scripts MPG and The Final Approach won Best Short Script in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition and was a finalist in the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition respectively.  

Heather's short films have been screened in numerous film festivals including the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival where her film Guardian Love won Director’s Choice.  In 2012 her short film Lucky Charm received distribution by Shorts International.  

Additionally, Heather’s post production experience working with Focus Feature, Warner Brothers and Anchor Bay Films. She's edited EPK packages for the Academy Award-Winning Dallas Buyers Club, Closed Circuit, and the Academy-Award Winning Anna Karenina. She's  also served as a Post Coordinator for a number of formats including Marketing & DVD Featurettes, Documentary Films, and TV Spots.

Name: Heather Ostrove

Lives in: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California

Occupation: Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Post-Production Coordinator and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Speaks French


  • The Business of Blood

    The Business of Blood (2016)
    Film (short) by Nicholas Rose Editor

  • Country: Portraits of an American Sound

    Country: Portraits of an American Sound (2015)
    Film by Steven Kochones (Documentary and Music) Editorial department 'Country: Portraits of an American Sound' is a documentary film that explores the history and culture of country music through the lens of photography, which has portrayed the ideals, lifestyle and personalities of country music artists for over 80 years. The film features imagery and commentary from Grand Ole Opry photographer Les Leverett, the late celebrity photographer Leigh Wiener, documentary photographer Henry Horenstein, iconic music photographers Henry Diltz and Raeanne Rubenstein, and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. Over a dozen country music artists also appear, including Rosanne Cash, Roy Clark, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Charley Pride, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, The Band Perry and Keith Urban. The film weaves iconic images, historical footage and over 25 country music hits into a dynamic look at this uniquely American sound.

  • The Undertakers

    The Undertakers (2014)
    Film (short) by Matthew Kohnen (Comedy) Editor A pair of inept Undertakers break down and are forced to carry their coffin through the city. Along the way they find love, dancing, and a whole lot more.

  • No Strangers

    No Strangers (2013)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary, History and News) Editorial department 'No Strangers' celebrates the wonder of world culture and the plight of indigenous people through the images and commentary of acclaimed photographers. The film examines antiquated notions of the so-called 'other,' encouraging viewers to consider all traditions, languages and cultures in a new, enlightened context. Written by Anonymous

  • The War Photographers

    The War Photographers (2013)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary, Biography, History and War) Editorial department 'The War Photographers' recounts the personal experiences of award-winning photojournalists who risk their lives covering conflict in the world's most dangerous war zones. Intimate interviews and gripping imagery reveal stories of sacrifice, courage and the emotional toll endured by photographers and their subjects. Stories include New York Times photographer Joao Silva revisiting sites in his native South Africa, recalling the violence that led to that country's first democratic elections in 1994. Ashley Gilbertson travels to Midland, Texas, for the final shoot of his project documenting the bedrooms of young soldiers who never returned home from war. Other photographers shares their firsthand experiences covering conflict in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and the Middle East. Written by Anonymous

  • Provocateur

    Provocateur (2013)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary) Editorial department

  • Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film

    Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film (2012)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary, Biography, History and Music) Editorial department Inspired by the acclaimed exhibition "Who Shot Rock & Roll," this documentary short explores the groundbreaking collaborations between photographers and recording artists who came together to create some of the most enduring images in rock history. From the early 1950s through the present, "Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film" tells the stories behind the photos and takes viewers on a visual journey through the many eras of rock and roll. The film features interviews, new photographs and never-before-seen footage spotlighting the work of Edward Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. Musicians Alice Cooper, Noel Gallagher, Debbie Harry and Henry Rollins are also featured. And in a special segment, the rock photography of Linda McCartney is rediscovered through images handpicked by Paul McCartney and a rare interview with Mary McCartney who discusses her mother's rarely seen, historic work. Shot in Los Angeles, New York ... Written by Arclight Productions

  • Digital Darkroom

    Digital Darkroom (2011)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary) Editorial department "Digital Darkroom" is a documentary short film that explores the intersection of art and technology by examining the work of master artists who harness today's digital tools to alter reality. They push creative and technological boundaries to share their imaginations, redefining photography along the way. The film includes interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of American and European fine art photographers discussing their craft, their objectives and image-making in the 21st century. Written by Arclight Productions

  • Digital Darkroom: The Art of 3D

    Digital Darkroom: The Art of 3D (2011)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary) Editorial department "Digital Darkroom: The Art of 3D" is a 3D documentary short that takes viewers into the fascinating world of stereoscopic photography with artists who are at the forefront of their craft, using digital tools to create imaginative works. The film also delves into the history of 3D photography, from black-and-white stereoviews of the American Civil War to the 3D craze of the 1950's to the technology that allows today's artists to create complex imagery in multiple dimensions. Highlights include: Claudia Kunin's mesmerizing 3D Ghost Stories, Mike Pucher's flawless floral still lifes, Christopher Schneberger's supernatural narratives, and Ted Grudowski's surrealism. Filmed and presented in 3D. Written by Arclight Productions

  • Awaiting Departure

    Awaiting Departure (2011)
    Film (short) by H.M. Ostrove (Drama and Fantasy) Editor, Writer, Director, Actor, Producer Death is a part of life and no knows this better than Death herself. But a chance encounter will change her whole outlook on life, death and the true role she plays.

  • Extreme Exposure

    Extreme Exposure (2010)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary) Editorial department A group of "extreme" photographers recount their adventures creating stunning still images in some of the most remote and exotic locations on Earth, including Africa and Antarctica. The film explores the extreme nature of their photography, from the physical extremes of hostile environments to the extreme passion they share for preserving the natural world. Originally produced in 4K resolution to immerse viewers in breathtaking imagery while offering a perspective that only the photographers can deliver. Written by Anonymous

  • The Photojournalists: Behind the Lens

    The Photojournalists: Behind the Lens (2010)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary) Editorial department

  • Water: Our Thirsty World

    Water: Our Thirsty World (2010)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary) Editorial department The film uses stunning still images, captured by National Geographic photographers, to explore the causes and consequences of Earth's dwindling fresh water supply. Themes: "The Big Melt" examines melting glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau and their direct impact on two billion people across Asia; "The Burden of Thirst" chronicles the daily struggle facing African women to gather water for their families; "Parting the Waters" shows feuding nations in the middle east who must share water despite reduced levels in the Jordan river basin; "Silent Streams" looks at the challenges facing fresh water species in the southeastern United States and scientists' efforts to save them; "California's Pipe Dream" surveys California's vast water infrastructure in the wake of rampant development that threatens metropolitan supplies; "Sacred Water" looks at humankind's profound spiritual relationship with water, which is ubiquitous among all people of all races. Narrated by the photographers and editors of... Written by Anonymous

  • Sport: Iooss and Leifer

    Sport: Iooss and Leifer (2009)
    Film (short) by Steven Kochones (Documentary) Editorial department

  • Eminent Domain

    Eminent Domain (2009)
    Film (short) by Leigh E. Carlson Editorial department, Camera and Electrical Department When Claude Mallard, an agoraphobic woman, is at risk of losing her home to eminent domain, she turns to Ray, her live-in life size mechanical human, and Norman Kim, the neighborhood grocer and her only contact with the outside world, to support her in a plan to convince the other building tenants to stay. Written by Anonymous

  • Sunday at the Sinners'

    Sunday at the Sinners' (2009)
    Film (short) by Sarah Horwell (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Five deluded family members fight for their own agendas before passive aggressive divorcée, Stan, finally gets to air his views. A manipulating menagerie of seven, sultry sinners served by a devilish, voyeuristic housemaid brings a splattering of sauce to the dinner table and the end to Stan's usual soul searching Sundays. Written by Sarah Horwell

  • Model Latina

    Model Latina (2008)
    Television (Reality-TV) Editorial department

  • Sistahs in the Name of Love

    Sistahs in the Name of Love (2008)
    Film (short) by Kena Tangi Dorsey (Drama) Editorial department, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Nia is a professional career-driven woman, while Kali, her older sister believes that taking care of her husband and children are the most important things a woman can do. When Kali goes to visit Nia old tensions arise. Will they be able to overcome their differences and discover the one thing they have in common? Written by Kena Tangi Dorsey

  • Lucky Charm

    Lucky Charm (2008)
    Film (short) by H.M. Ostrove (Drama) Editor, Writer, Director What would you do if anything were possible? Colin is an average kind of guy. Everyday he takes the metro train to the jewelry store where he works. One day he crosses paths with a mysterious silver dollar. Soon after unlocking its secrets Colin must decide how to use his new found power. Written by H.M. Ostrove

  • Guardian Love

    Guardian Love (2008)
    Film (short) by H.M. Ostrove (Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Editor, Writer, Director Guardian Angels protect humans from harm. But when Peter, a Guardian with years of experience, meets Lyric, a Guardian new to the job, he will do anything, including break the rules, to make sure their first meeting won't be their last.

  • Breaking Wind

    Breaking Wind (2007)
    Film (short) by Kenny Wong (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew


  • Director's Choice Award: "Guardian Love"

  • Best Short Script: "MPG"


  • New York Film Academy

  • University of Maryland: Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

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