Heath Houseman

Heath Houseman

Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Author and Film/theatre Journalist

San Diego, California

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May 2014
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About Heath

I am a Canadian-American screenwriter, produced and published playwright, author, and actor. I hold a BA in Theatre/Acting and an MFA in Creative Writing/Screenwriting. Thinking about getting a Ph.D. just for the hell of it. No. No, I'm not. That's not true. I'm done with school. But Dr. Houseman does sound nice. Produced and published playwright, screenwriter, and freelancer. I studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, west coast. I've worked on the stage and in the television and film industry as an actor and artistic director. Freelance work includes copyediting, proofreading, and manuscript critiques (critical evaluations/covers of new works) for the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Bifrost Pictures, and a motley crew of screenwriters, playwrights, authors, and dreamers.

Unique traits: Dark comedic sense of humor. Nonconformist. Lover of Guinness.


  • Killing Santa

    Killing Santa Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy Drama After a serious accident and a bout of homelessness, a down-on-his-luck alcoholic accepts a job as a Mall Santa, which triggers a reckoning with his childhood trauma.


  • Black Irish

    Black Irish (2022)
    Film (short) by Restless Multimedia/Jabari Cole Screenwriter Black Customer Service Telephone Operator D-von James and white Client Caller Peter Butane’s conversation goes off the rails when race is brought up.

  • God's Army

    God's Army (2000)
    Film by Zion Films Artistic Director


  • "Black Irish," Jabari Cole, Restless Multimedia, film production.

  • "Killing Santa," Finalist, Script2Comic Screenplay Contest.

  • "Killing Santa," Semi-Finalist, Austin Screenplay Competition.

  • "Killing Santa," Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival.

  • "Killing Santa," Semi-Finalist, Script2Comic Screenplay Contest.

  • "Time to Time," Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival, sci fi short screenplay competition.

  • "The Lost Vagina," Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival, comedy short screenplay.

  • "Trident," Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival, drama/action screenplay competition.

  • "Killing Santa," Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival, comedy screenplay competition.

  • "Burning Vonnegut," winner of the Limelight Theatre’s 2nd Annual Playwright Festival.

  • "Knotty Pine," winner of the New Play Award, WCU.


  • BA in Theatre/Acting, Western Colorado University

  • MFA in Creative Writing/Screenwriting, Western Colorado University

  • Fitness Trainer Certification International Sports Sciences Association

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles, CA)

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