Heather Ostrove

Heather Ostrove

Director, Editor, Filmmaker and Screenwriter

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California

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February 2015
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About Heather

A genre-bending writer, Heather Ostrove focuses on female protagonists who deal with real-life struggles while facing out-of-this-world situations. Specializing in fantasy, grounded sci-fi, and horror, her characters go on adventures that force them to face the regrets of their past and take control of their future. She has worked with numerous production companies and studios including CrypTV and Netflix. Her scripts have won/place in numerous prestigious contests including the Austin Film Festival, the Creative World Awards, and the PAGE Awards. She’s received multiple 8s on the Black List and appeared on Coverfly’s Red List.

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Heather moved to Los Angeles to earn her MFA in filmmaking. After graduating, she gained experience in post-production, coordinating and editing EPK packages, DVD and marketing featurettes for both documentary and narrative films including the Academy Award winning “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Anna Karenina,” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” Expanding her knowledge of the current market, Heather worked at Breakdown Services, reading scripts set to go into production and writing detailed character breakdowns for the project’s Casting Director.

Unique traits: Speaks French Disney Trivia Expert




    RAVEN WINTERS AND THE SPIRIT VORTEX Budget: $30M+ | Fantasy Action A passionate yet stubborn paranormal investigator is hired to cleanse an infamously haunted house, but when she discovers the house is actually a prison to countless ghosts, she must race to free the tormented spirits before their captor destroys them all

  • PROXY L-2

    PROXY L-2 Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller Sci-fi In the near future, a dedicated homicide detective is partnered with a next-generation android programmed with the memories of a murder victim, but the case turns personal when those memories turn out to belong to someone from her past.


    HEADS UP Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror Saturday detention turns deadly when a quiet high schooler, along with six classmates, finds herself being hunted by a masked killer determined to make her and the others pay for the death of a fellow student.


  • DAY 57

    DAY 57 (2020)
    Film (short) by Heather Ostrove Writer/Director/Editor Shot and set during the Covid19 safer at home order, this short asks the question: what day is it? Special note: With the use of two iPhones, "Day 57" was filmed with the Director in CA and the Cast in MD.


    CAMP MONSTER: THE MAULER (2018 - 2019)
    Film (short) by Crypt TV/ Peter Stanley-Ward Writer The legend of the MAULER haunts a summer camp with a deadly past...can Little Eva summon her courage and harness the secret power in the woods to become the first REAL monster hunter of Camp Willowdale??

  • TROUBLED YOUTH "Nobody's Sheep"

    TROUBLED YOUTH "Nobody's Sheep" (2018)
    Series by Crypt TV/ Emily Dell Writer Expanding on the fan-favorite short "Troubled Youth" this series dares to ask... are you a SHEEP or a WOLF? Would you STAND UP for yourself if you could be TURNED into a CRYPT MONSTER?

  • 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


  • Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition - "Sofia's Shadow"

  • Finalist, Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab - TSL Free Screenplay Contest - "Proxy L-2"

  • Quarterfinalist, Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition - "Proxy L-2"

  • Finalist, Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Competition - "Proxy L-2"

  • Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship - "Proxy L-2"

  • Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 1st Annual Female Driven Screenwriting Contest - "Proxy L-2"

  • Semifinalist, Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship - "Proxy L-2"

  • Quarterfinalist, Fresh Voices 12th Annual - "Proxy L-2"

  • Winner: Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Script Summit - "Proxy L-2"

  • Winner Best Feature Screenplay, Pasadena Int'l Film Festival - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Finalist, Bolt - "MPG"

  • Official Selection, Script Summit - "MPG"

  • Second Rounder, Launch Pad Feature Competition - "Heads Up"

  • Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab Screenplay Contest - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Finalist, Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Finalist, Script Summit - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Finalist, StoryPros Awards 14th Annual - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Finalist, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Semifinalist, Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Preliminary Finalist, Creative World Awards - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Quarterfinalist, PAGE Awards - "The Final Approach"

  • Semifinalist, Your Script Produced! - "The Final Approach"

  • Semifinalist, Creative World Awards - "The Final Approach

  • Quarterfinalist, Outstanding Screenplays Shorts Competition - "The Final Approach"

  • Winner, Bronze Prize, PAGE Awards - "Proxy L-2"

  • Winner, First Runner-up, Creative World Awards - "Proxy L-2"

  • Finalist, Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition - "Proxy L-2"

  • Quarterfinalist, Final Draft - Big Break - "Proxy L-2"

  • Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Feature Competition - "Proxy L-2"

  • Winner Best Feature Script, LadyFilmmakers - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Finalist, Fresh Voices - "The Final Approach"

  • Semifinalist, ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition - "The Final Approach" -

  • Winner, Fresh Voices Best Choice - "MPG"

  • Quarterfinalist, Fresh Voices - "Raven Winters and the Spirit Vortex"

  • Wiiner, Cape Fear Independent Film Festival, Director's Choice Award: "Guardian Love"

  • Semifinalist, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition - Proxy L-2

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