Siân Heder

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Sian Heder (2008) wrote for the television show, Men of a Certain Age on TNT. In 2012, Sian wrote, directed and produced the short film DOG EAT DOG. She is also in pre-production on her first feature, TALLULAH.

Siân grew up in Cambridge, MA, in a family of celebrated artists and received her BFA in theater from Carnegie Mellon University. She has worked extensively as an actress Off-Broadway as well as in television and film. In 2005, Siân was among eight women to receive the prestigious Directing Workshop for Women Grant and Fellowship at the American Film Institute. Her directorial debut, MOTHER, won the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at the Florida Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Oxford Film Festival, and “Most Promising Filmmaker” at the 24fps Film Festival. MOTHER was bought for broadcast by Canal+ and has played in over thirty major film festivals worldwide. Siân participated in The Screenwriters Colony Writers-in-Residence Program in 2008 and is one of eight emerging directors awarded a spot in Film Independent’s Directors Lab 2009. Siân is currently heading into pre-production on her first feature film, TALLULAH. She is also in development with The Mark Gordon Company and Touchstone ABC on an original hour-long drama called THE STORE.