Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen-Meissner

Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen-Meissner

Founder / Producer / Director at Personae Entertainment Pictures
Actor, Crew, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Translator, Acting Teacher, Film/theatre Journalist, Line Producer, Post-Production Supervisor and Production Manager

Berlin, Germany

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About Heidi

Heidi Elizabeth ('Eli' in Danish) Philipsen-Meissner is a writer, actress, director and producer with 25 years of professional experience in international theater, film, television and communications, who has written, produced, acted in and directed both for stage and film, projects ranging from Christopher Durang's Naomi in the Living Room for the Reactors Studio at the English Theatre Berlin to her most recent independent feature films, DARCY (in post) and LOVE & VODKA (in development).

Heidi holds a B.A. in the Independent Concentration of Film, Theater and German Literature from the University of Michigan, a Goethe Institute Fluency Certificate for her German proficiency as acquired during studies at the University of Freiburg, an MIA in International Communications with a focus on the European Union from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, a Certificate of Completion from the Motion Picture Institute in Directing and Cinematography, a Certificate of Completion from UCLA's Professional Online Screenwriting Program and multiple years of Advanced Scene Study and Acting Technique from the likes of Stella Adler Studios and Terry Schreiber Studios.

She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, the Alliance of Women Directors, the Motion Picture Institute’s Directors Alumni Club, New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Founder / President Emeritus of Upstate New York Women in Film & Television (UPWIFT - founded in 2013) - Chicago Women in Film & Television, Final Girls Detroit, Representative Board Member of WIFT Germany / Hamburg and University of Michigan and Columbia University Alumni Groups, and is featured on THE DIRECTOR LIST, a centralized hub for finding women directors and their work.

Unique traits: Fluent in German, Beginning Danish, Lives in Berlin, Germany and Ann Arbor, Michigan, former competitive swimmer, diver and synchronize swimmer - loves both the analytical and creative. Dreamer with commitment and drive. Creating a niche to give her story a place in history.

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  • Darcy

    Darcy (2014 - 2019)
    Film by Personae Entertainment Pictures / Heidi Philipsen and Jon Russell Cring (Drama) Producer / Director / Actress A coming-of-age tale about an innocent teenage girl living with her parents in a seedy motel on the edge town and the stranger who changes her world.

  • Marcy

    Marcy (2013 - 2018)
    Film (Drama) Actress / Producer

  • Solomon

    Solomon (2017)
    Film (Drama) Producer A young white writer searches for the tools he needs to finish his book and face the truth about his dogmatic faith, shielded worldviews, loveless marriage, and the death of his son when a chance encounter with an elderly and terminal black psychiatrist becomes an extended therapy session that alters both parties. Set in Metro Detroit, "Solomon" is a story of faith, race, and relationships that explores the life changing effects of a meeting between two very different people from very different backgrounds and the unshakable bond that develops between them. Written by David Hines, Jr.

  • Bumpin Uglies

    Bumpin Uglies (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Casting department Detective Sara Ross leads her misfit Police team on a hunt to find Pinsky, the world's most notorious prostitution ring leader, only to come head to head with Mavis Bonder's FBI team, causing a stir in her case and her short temper.

  • Thirsty

    Thirsty (2016)
    Film (Biography, Drama and Musical) Actress The post-queer, musical biopic Thirsty tells the story of girly-boy Scott Townsend, who turns to the world of drag as a safe respite from his bullied upbringing in the Cambridge, MA projects, becoming Thirsty Burlington, Provincetown's beloved Cher impersonator. Within a dynamic, non-linear structure, the film visits significant events in Scott/Thirsty's life, spanning the 1970s to the present, to illuminate the dangers and the joys of living life with a slippery gender. Culminating on an upbeat note, Thirsty's message champions acceptance, outside and in. Written by Anonymous

  • Hobo Heyseus

    Hobo Heyseus (2016)
    Film (Adventure and Drama) Actress A strange man attempts to metamorpihize folks of a small town by using words, deeds, and logic - but change can be painful.

  • Behind the Mirror

    Behind the Mirror (2015)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Actress Xavier (Matt Hopkins) is a traumatized writer who has recently moved to the town of New Rome with his wife, Sandra (Daniela Mastropietro), and their two children for a new start in life. When the locals begin to harass him over his objections to the real-estate development on the riverbank, Xavier lashes out. The situation becomes aggravated when he meets a stranger, who lures him into a series of shamanic sessions involving hallucinogens, forcing him to confront his demons. In the process a shadow self is born, whose influence Xavier has a hard time controlling. As the pressure from his surroundings mounts, Xavier spirals out of control, leading to a dramatic confrontation with the people around him. Written by Nicolas D. Sampson

  • Unfinished Business

    Unfinished Business (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Actress A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable - and unimaginable - way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. Written by 20th Century Fox

  • Fourth Man Out

    Fourth Man Out (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Production manager A car mechanic in a small, working class town comes out of the closet to his unsuspecting, blue-collar best friends.

  • The Sisterhood of Night

    The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew When Emily Parris exposes a secret society of teenage girls who have slipped out of the world of social media and into another world they've discovered in the woods at night. When she accuses the girls of committing sexually deviant activities, Emily sends the small American town into a atmosphere of hysteria and the national media spotlight. The mystery deepens when each of the accused girls upholds a vow of silence. Written by Anonymous

  • Katie Fforde - Das Meer in dir

    Katie Fforde - Das Meer in dir (2014)
    TV Movie (Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Katie Fforde - An deiner Seite

    Katie Fforde - An deiner Seite (2014)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Katie Fforde: Wie Feuer und Wasser

    Katie Fforde: Wie Feuer und Wasser (2014)
    TV Movie (Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • The Better Angels

    The Better Angels (2014)
    Film (Biography, Drama and History) Miscellaneous Crew Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln's world. Spanning three years of the future president's childhood, The Better Angels explores his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality. Written by Amplify Releasing

  • Cold in July

    Cold in July (2014)
    Film (Crime and Thriller) Actress When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

  • Katie Fforde - Eine teure Affäre

    Katie Fforde - Eine teure Affäre (2013)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew After her father dies, a young woman has to save her father's art auction house to help her mother.

  • Fighting for Freedom

    Fighting for Freedom (2013)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Inspired by a true story about 2 intertwined families that are the embodiment of the immigration debate facing America today. One family is an American farming family who own Love Orchard Farms. The other family is of Mexican descent and in the U.S. illegally, having worked for Love Orchard for years. Their connection with each other is put to the test when immigration threatens to deport Angelina, a 3-year old child. Written by Shandrew Public Relations

  • Katie Fforde: Sommer der Wahrheit

    Katie Fforde: Sommer der Wahrheit (2012)
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  • Katie Fforde: Ein Teil von dir

    Katie Fforde: Ein Teil von dir (2012)
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  • Hotel Hell

    Hotel Hell (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew After more than a decade of running restaurants in some of the world's top hotels, Gordon Ramsay knows firsthand the crucial importance of surpassing guests' highest expectations. In new series Ramsay will travel across the country to fix horrid hotels, awful inns and just plain bad bed and breakfasts. To come to grips with the problems, Ramsay will endure hotels at their worst, from filthy bedrooms and mold-ridden bathrooms to dreadful room service and incompetent staff, all so you don't have to. After he has uncovered the issues, Ramsay will put the hotel owners and employees to work as he attempts to turn around these failing establishments. With reputations on the line, one thing is certain: if they can't meet Ramsay's high standards, they will never check out of Hotel Hell. Written by One Potato Two Potato

  • Katie Fforde - Diagnose Liebe

    Katie Fforde - Diagnose Liebe (2012)
    TV Movie (Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Old doc Dr. Harold Meyen is puzzled that his wealthy Hudson Valley, New York state patient Olivia Grant, diagnosed terminal, has hired nurse Madison Carter, all the way from Alaska, although there is little work. Olivia's son in law John Walker, who still mourns Sara Grant's fatal car accident, falls in love with Madison. Gradually is revealed in which ways her eventful past is relevant. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Katie Fforde - Leuchtturm mit Aussicht

    Katie Fforde - Leuchtturm mit Aussicht (2012)
    TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Rob Hunter is in charge of a development project in New York's Hudson valley. The last puzzle piece is an old lighthouse, but newly appointed heritage official Anna Wilcox opposes its ruin, while they mutually fall in love. Her mother, a judge, is behind a plan to set right old wrongs, involving the retired last lighthouse-keeper, who is actually Rob's biological father. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Her Telling Heart

    Her Telling Heart (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress A young woman becomes fearful of her watchful uncle as her secret past resurfaces.

  • Premium Rush

    Premium Rush (2012)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Stunts Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

  • Tower Heist

    Tower Heist (2011)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Crime) Stunts Josh Kovaks is the manager of a high-rise condominium in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially financier Arthur Shaw. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved, but later he learns that the employees' pension fund - which he asked Shaw to handle - is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh's views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper, and his job. The FBI agent in charge tells him that Shaw might walk, and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that it's been rumored that Shaw has $20 million lying around if he needs it in a hurry. Josh thinks he knows where it is, so with two other fired employees and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw's penthouse to get the money. But they realize they need the assistance of someone who knows how to steal, so Josh asks an old acquaintance named Slide who he knows is a thief to help them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
    Film (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Stunts Tom Popper grew up having very little interaction with his father who was off exploring the world. When he grows up he spends most of time on his work and ignores his children. One day his father sends him an unusual gift: a penguin. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him a penguin. He tries to get rid of it, but accidentally orders five more. When his children and ex-wife show up to celebrate his son's birthday, the kids are taken with the penguins. And Popper finally gets to connect with his kids while his work suffers. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

  • The Other Guys

    The Other Guys (2010)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Crime) Stunts Terry Hoitz's past mistakes in the line of duty and Allen Gamble's reluctance to take risks have landed them the roles of the "Other Guys", disgraced New York City police detectives relegated to filling out paperwork for cocky hero cops Danson and Highsmith. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on a high-profile investigation of shady capitalist David Ershon and attempt to fill the shoes of the notoriously reckless officers they idolize. Written by The Massie Twins

  • Salt

    Salt (2010)
    Film (Action, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Stunts Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? Written by garykmcd

  • Dark Fields

    Dark Fields (2009)
    Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew A farmer unearths an old top hat on his property and with it an ancient Indian curse that lays waste to all the farmers crops. All of the adults of the farming community are afflicted by a strange sickness that slowly dries them up until they are dust. It is only when the farmer communes with the hat does he find what it is that will save them all. Written by mpi

  • The Good Wife

    The Good Wife (2009)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew Alicia Florrick is the wife of a former state's attorney for Cook County. He has been imprisoned after a sex and corruption scandal. Alicia must deal with the public humiliation. She must also fend for her two children. After years of being a housewife and mother, she returns to work as a litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner. She must now prove herself in the courtroom. Written by Anonymous

  • Beggar's Story

    Beggar's Story (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress In a quaint bucolic neighborhood in Prague, the local beggar, Mr. Joseph, is well-liked and well-provided for by the town's carefree inhabitants. He is old and his life is simple and his needs are few. Another beggar, however, the wicked Mother Millions, wants to cash in on the happy, simple life he enjoys. Her devious and cruel efforts to accomplish this dramatically extol how unsimple and tragic an innocent but proud beggar's life can become. And the terrible price seemingly innocent, carefree people must pay when they unwittingly help destroy something they once cherished. Written by Anonymous

  • The Horsemen

    The Horsemen (2007)
    Film (Short and Western) Actress When a greedy land baron terrorizes a small town, it draws the attention of the Horsemen.

  • A Fork in the Road

    A Fork in the Road (2007)
    Film by Personae Entertainment Pictures / Director (Drama and Short) Screenwriter / Producer / Director / Actress Virgil, a man in his mid-forties, feels that he's let his two children, Sophie, 13, Chris, 17, and wife, Maggie, down when his business collapses and the collectors start calling. He concludes that his family is better off without him and decides to end his life. Unexpectedly, however, Chris comes home early, discovers his semi-unconscious father in the running car and saves his father's life. Virgil tries to avert the uncomfortable truth by taking his son to a diner, only to find out that Chris is tired of skirting the issue and playing pretend. Will they find the true meaning of life, family and success amidst stale coffee and fried eggs? Written by Heidi Philipsen

  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

    The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003)
    Film (Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance and 2 More) Miscellaneous Crew The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War, as an explorer in Mormon Utah, and as a writer in Belgium during the rise of fascism. Packed with stylistic flourishes, it's a dense, comic study of 20th century history, revolving around the contents of one man's suitcases. Written by Anonymous

  • Junimond

    Junimond (2002)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew JUNIMOND tells the tragic-romantic story of Paul and Nele, two loners who rediscover a lost faith in the power of love. The two of them have nothing to lose and risk everything...

  • Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet Sixteen (2002)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Liam is a young, restless teen struggling to realize his dream in the gritty and dismal streets of Greenock, where unemployment is rampant and little hope is available to the city's youth. He is waiting for the release of his mother, Jean, from prison where she is completing a prison term for a crime that her boyfriend actually committed. Her boyfriend, Stan, is a crude and obnoxious drug pusher is partnered by Liam's equally rough and foul-mouthed, mean-spirited grandfather. Liam is determined to rescue his mother from both of them, which means creating a safe haven beyond their reach. But first he's got to raise the cash--no small feat for a young man. It's not long before Liam and his pals' crazy schemes lead them into all sorts of trouble. Finding himself dangerously out of his depth, Liam knows he should walk away. Only this time, he just can't let go. Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • Bend It Like Beckham

    Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Sport) Miscellaneous Crew A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. Written by Anonymous

  • Terror in the Mall

    Terror in the Mall (1998)
    TV Movie (Action and Thriller) Actress A disparate group of people is trapped in a shopping plaza during a flood. To make matters worse, one of the folks is an escaped killer, and deadly methane gas is seeping up through the flood waters. Written by Anonymous

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