Following a stint at Oregon State University as part of their exchange programme, Heys graduated from Sydney's University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing). Having already made several short film projects whilst in Oregon, Heys made a video documentary, LES MISERABLES - THE AUSTRALIAN SENSATION, which she followed with a short film, THE ENTERTAINER, and ONE NIGHT IN THE SEVENTIES, an outside broadcast of a concert staged by the Australian cast and crew of CHESS from Sydney's Theatre Royal. Moving to America in 1990 to accept a place in the renowned Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California, she met fellow student Sharon Kruger.
Aside from her involvement with Carmelina Pictures, Heys has worked extensively as a script analyst/editor for The Australian Film Commission and continues to act as a lecturer and story consultant for Scriptworks, holding regular courses of The Second Act Story, the popular screenplay development course she helped develop; both in the U.S. and Australia.
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