Heather Faris is a Boston-based writer-producer. Her background in visual storytelling began as a photo editor at Vanity Fair magazine. She wrote a post-feminist monthly film review column (as “Betty Crocker”) for Stuff magazine, penned a novel, and won numerous screenwriting awards.
Among those prizes, Heather was selected as the Black List/Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting 2018 Fellow to attend Sundance. She also won the Page Awards for Action/Adventure and was a Nicholl Fellowship and Austin Film Festival semifinalist.
Heather writes elevated, female-driven, historical thriller and adventure scripts for film and TV. She’s an avid researcher always looking for the story angle that elevates, shifts culture, and brings a female perspective. She has a master’s degree in psychology, has taught writing at Northeastern University, and currently co-leads the Harvardwood Boston Writers Program. She studied screenwriting at UCLA and co-produced LULLABY in 2014.
Unique traits: 7th century peasant, 5th century scribe, 1st century teacher
FLYOVER Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama A former American POW must embrace his enemies in Vietnam to negotiate flyover rights for Pan Am airlines in 1978, only to discover he’s an American pawn on a bigger geopolitical chessboard that involves China. Based on a true, untold story.
Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship
ScreenCraft Fellowship: Finalist
Scriptapalooza Fellowship: Finalist
Academy Nicholl Fellowship: Semifinalist
Page Awards Winner, Action/Adventure
Creative World Awards Finalist
LA Art-House Film Festival: Winner
Action On Film Festival: Xristos Award — Best New Writer
Trindie Film Festival: Best Action Film
Script-a-thon: Best First Page
NY LA International: Award of Excellence
LA Movie Awards: Award of Excellence