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Linda Heys

Having established herself as a respected story analyst, working for Hollywood Pictures (Disney Studios), The Forge (New Line), and Indieprod (TriStar Pictures), Heys formed Carmelina Pictures with Sharon Kruger in the early nineties, with the aim of fostering the talents of new writers. Although KICK represents her directorial debut on a major feature, Heys has a string of production credits in short film and documentaries including the recent independent American feature, BIG PACKAGES, which she co-produced. Passionate and committed, Heys is an achiever with many youthful awards for community service and citizenship, including the BHP prize in Industrial Marketing and the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award for Young Australians.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

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