Heather Grogan

Heather Grogan

Siegemistress FX
Director, Filmmaker, Makeup Artist, Prop Master, Screenwriter and Set Designer

Dublin, Ireland

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May 2017
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About Heather

“Heather has been working as a makeup artist on independent films for just under ten years, but more recently as found a passion for screen writing. While this is not the first film she has written and directed, it is certainly the most emotional one so far. Heather also provided the makeup, wardrobe and some of the props for our film.” - excerpt from the Ours, short film facebook page.

My work involves screen makeup, beauty makeup, sfx and on occasion, prop making. My sculptural background affords me the ability to create makeup, props & prosthetic effects unique to each film I'm involved with.

Credits

  • Opening Up: An Exploration into Domestic Abuse against Men

    Opening Up: An Exploration into Domestic Abuse against Men (2019)
    Documentary by SUNFA Films Producer, Researcher, Interviewer Made in association with Parental Alienation Europe, Anyman Group Ireland & Connolly Counselling Services, Dublin. Released online Oct 13th 2019

  • Pride Surprise 2019

    Pride Surprise 2019 (2019)
    Documentary by SUNFA Films Producer More of an Exposé than a documentary. The team at Carlow Pride surprised local Poet Nicole Carroll by crowning her Grand Marshal of Carlow's first ever Pride Parade. In this interview, she reveals to John Paul Payne a story of the obstacles she has overcome and faced down, being gay, and her absolute refusal to be defined by her difference in ability.

  • Getting Behind Chloe

    Getting Behind Chloe (2019)
    Documentary by SUNFA Films Producer, Researcher, Interviewer Released May 24th. A reaction piece involving a young woman being unfairly disqualified from the sport of Boxing at the tender age of twelve. Interviews include her parents, her coaches and Chloe herself.

  • Mrs H

    Mrs H (2019)
    by SUNFA Films Writer, Director, Producer A last minute B&B booking with a host who's more than a little odd....

  • Revered

    Revered (2018)
    Drama by SUNFA Films Writer, Director, Producer A young nun is faced with a difficult decision. To say something, or stay quiet...

  • Battle of the Bands

    Battle of the Bands (2017 - 2018)
    Film (short) by Dir. Jonathan Clancy Producer A lonely boy sits in his room full of posters. He’s writing a song while downstairs his world shudders. An exhausted mother, run off her feet, is juggling her son with work-deadlines to meet. And as they both grapple with their struggles in life; something they both have in common is about to come to light…

  • Sfx Make-up artist/ Prop-maker/ Sculptor/ Designer

    Sfx Make-up artist/ Prop-maker/ Sculptor/ Designer (2010 - 2017)
    Film by Heather Grogan My responsibilities include: -Developing concepts for character creation -Studying real-life injuries in order to apply correct form to makeup application. -Developing storyboards -Set Design -Colour technique - Prosthetics -Sculpture

  • Topographia Hibernica, episode 2: The Fugitive Bell of Mactalewus

    Topographia Hibernica, episode 2: The Fugitive Bell of Mactalewus (2017)
    Film by Room 12 Productions (Adventure) Key Makeup April 2017

  • Ours

    Ours (2017)
    Film (short) by Siege FX Films & Media Tree Productions (Drama) Writer, Director, Makeup, Props & Wardrobe March 2017. This film was made as part of the March on Film competition 2017. Starring Tadhg Devery & Susie Redmond as Jason & Melissa. Susie Redmond won the Best Actress Award at this years March on Film finals.

  • Taking Stock

    Taking Stock (2017)
    Film (short) by Babyjane Productions Key Makeup With cattle theft on the rise in Ireland, and a lack of police resources; one young farmer takes the law into his own hands in order to protect both his family and his livelihood. Starring Kelly Gough, Micheal O’Kelly & Rachel Lynch

  • Anraith (Soup)

    Anraith (Soup) (2015 - 2017)
    Film by Heather Grogan (Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller and 1 More) Filmmaker 2015 - present Currently in development.

  • The History of this Moment

    The History of this Moment (2016)
    Film by Baz David Key Makeup & SFX Jan - May 2016

  • Left Behind

    Left Behind (2016)
    Film by Diarmuid Long Key Makeup March - April 2016

  • Cracked

    Cracked (2016)
    Film by Shane Conaty Key Makeup & SFX March 2016

  • The Last Thing to Die

    The Last Thing to Die (2016)
    Film by Sofia Bwcka (Drama and War) Key Makeup, Wardrobe & Set Painter Post Apocalyptic film of survival. June - July 2016.

  • The Social Experiment

    The Social Experiment (2016)
    Film by Claire Millane (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Key Makeup Filmed early June 2016.

  • Turf

    Turf (2016)
    Film by Donnagh FitzPatrick (Drama, Thriller and History) Prop Maker & Key Makeup April - June 2016.

  • Máistir

    Máistir (2016)
    Film by Cian O'Connor (Drama) Key Makeup November 2016

  • Dignity

    Dignity (2016)
    Film by Zeff Lawless (Drama) Key Makeup October - November 2016

  • The Lion's Share

    The Lion's Share (2016)
    Film by Owen O'Gorman (Drama and History) Key Makeup/Wardobe September - October 2016

  • Rouse

    Rouse (2015)
    Film by Kevin Hogan Key Makeup, SFX & Wardrobe November - January 2015

  • A Mind at Rest

    A Mind at Rest (2015)
    Film by Adam Hart Key Makeup & SFX November 2015

  • Lady's Choice

    Lady's Choice (2015)
    Film by Heather Grogan Writer, Director, MUA, SFX, Set Design & Wardrobe January - May 2015

  • To Die for You

    To Die for You (2014)
    Film by Aisling Kelleher Key Makeup October 2014

  • Crux

    Crux (2014)
    Film by Jonathan Clancy Key Makeup & Props May - July 2015

Awards

  • Best Actress Award at the March on Film Competition. (Ours, Susie Redmond)
    (2017)

  • Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles CineFest. (Ours, short film)
    (2017)

  • Official Selection at 8th Underground Cinema Short Film Awards. (Ours, short film)
    (2017)

Education

  • Wexford Campus of Art & Design
    (2011-2015)

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