A Fantastic Distraction: How Writer-Director Heidi Greensmith Juggles Filming During Quarantine — While Being a Mother of 5 — to Fantastic Results
Once Heidi Greensmith hopped on the filmmaking train, she knew she’d never stop. A celebrated indie screenwriter & director, like many, Heidi’s career has been chock full of unexpected twists and turns.
From accidentally moving next door to her favorite photographer, to directing music videos for the likes of Fatboy Slim, even to stumbling upon screenwriting when needing a creative outlet during her first pregnancy, Heidi has always been on the lookout for personal and meaningful stories to tell. Join in, as Heidi talks filming television in quarantine, the instant connection she made with her future leading male actor, Sons of Anarchy’s Tommy Flanagan, and even sneak a peak into her new rock star murder mystery.
Heidi Greensmith is an English director and screenwriter. One of seven children she began writing scripts at the age of sixteen and left home to attend the London Film School where she trained in camera. Her first job was shooting undercover documentaries for Channel 4. Her love of music and eye for cinematography soon lead her to sign to a London production company where she directed music promos and commercials. Greensmith shot her award-winning debut feature in just 24 days. She is married to musician and composer Dominic Greensmith and they have five children together.