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Heather Oxenham

Heather Oxenham is an accomplished producer, with a string of screen credits to her name. She has worked alongside award-winning directors including; Rolf de Heer; Bill Bennet; Clara Law and Scott Hicks, and had first assistant director credits on the highly successful feature films; award-winner Kiss or Kill (1997) and the AFI nominated, Erskinville Kings (1999).

She has supervised over sixty hours of programming for SBS TV, including work on their flagship programs Living with the Enemy; First Contact; Go Back to Where You Come From; Once Upon A time; Tall Man and Who Do You Think You Are.

In 1999, Oxenham began a 7-year stint as the production supervisor of leading commercial television drama series All Saints. Here she was promoted to line producer and played an instrumental role in keeping a long-running series in the national top ten. She also drove vital changes to the program, keeping the series abreast of technologies. This included ensuring All Saints successfully shifted to into an HD environment.

In the world of feature films, her first Assistant Director credit came for Kiss or Kill (1997). Kiss or Kill was a startling break out feature that won five AFI awards, and became a winner of the Film Critics Circle of Australian Awards (FFCA). Oxenham was also first AD on the AFI nominated feature film, Erskinville Kings in 1999.

Since the start of the new millennium, with the attainment of an MBA and Master Degree, Heather has consolidated her strong belief in teamwork, and her philosophy of creativity as an organic process. In all that she does and achieves, Heather’s work embodies her core belief that in filmmaking, challenges naturally arise in order to ensure a perfect alchemy.

With her own company Cult Pictures, she has also won many awards. In 2006 Sexy Thing, a short film, produced by Heather, was officially selected for competition at Cannes Film Festival and it won a creative excellence award at the 2006 Melbourne Film Festival.

Filmography

BLUEY »

August 2016: BLUEY wins Best Short Film award at the First Peoples Festival, Montreal.The official citation reads (translated from French): "The director looks right into the darkness of a troubled teenage girl's soul, with precise and spare writing that gets to the heart of the matter...