Heysen served as associate producer on the Academy Award nominated Snow Falling on Cedars for Universal Pictures.
She worked as the creative consultant on the hit film Shine, which her company developed for over ten years. Shine was the sensation of the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and went on to be both an international commercial and critical success. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards in all of the major categories, with Geoffrey Rush winning Best Actor. Other accolades for Shine include the U.S. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures' Best Film for 1996, five Golden Globe Nominations (receiving Best Actor award for Geoffrey Rush) and nominations by the Directors' Guild of America, the Producers' Guild of America and the Society of Editors of America. BAFTA nominations and awards for Best Actor and Best Sound. Shine received nine nominations from the Australian Film Institute and won in all major categories.
In 1996, The Discovery Channel in the U.S. commissioned Heysen's company to produce a two-hour special titled The Ultimate Athlete.
Passionate about South Australia, in particular the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kerry and her husband Scott Hicks, are developing a vineyard and re-vegetating bushland.
Kerry Heysen Facts
|Birthday||May 30, 1945 (72)|
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