Filmmaker. Storyteller. Conscious Creator
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, Heather Fay Dawson has been a visual storyteller for the past 20 years. After graduating film school, Heather moved out to Los Angeles and worked for years in film, television, and DVD production at Warner Bros., Universal Studios, CBS, and NBC.
After years of missing the beauty of New England seasons, Heather moved back East and continued to produce and direct documentaries for Connecticut Public Broadcasting / PBS. Most recently, she developed, produced, and directed the Emmy-award winning short-form video series Sharing Connecticut and 30-minute documentary Women's Work: Stories Behind the Movement.
Storytelling is Heather's passion. Growing up the youngest of 5 children, she spent much of her time quietly taking in the beautiful and chaotic life around her - a skill she still uses today. Heather believes there is a story in almost everything...you just have to be quiet and patient enough to see it.
Heather knows that films have the ability to touch people's hearts, change minds, teach, and inspire. She loves the challenge of finding her client's "story" and working with them to bring that story to life - no matter how big or small.
In addition to filmmaking and storytelling, Heather is an independent musician and songwriter, and she distributes original music, music videos, and promotional materials to a global audience both as a solo artist and with her band The Girls From Ruby Falls. She has been featured in online magazines including TechCrunch, No Depression, CTTechJunkie, the official Google Blog, and was named a Google “Super-User”. She was invited by Bono’s One Campaign to include a song on the social justice Agit8 album alongside Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, U2 and Mumford, and Sons.
Heather also was recognized by Congress as a social media innovator.
Heather's not ALL work, though. Here are some other things she loves:
COFFEE! All-day long, A cozy blanket and a fireplace, Books - real, paper books, Painting, Meditating, Full Moons, Journals...all the journals, New Technology, Spending time in Mother Nature, Camping, Hiking, Learning - always learning, Chocolate anything and everything, Snowboarding, Ritual, Earl Gray, Chai and Lapsang Souchong, Music - everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Tom Waits, Kindness & Compassion, Snow days, Rainy days, Gilmore Girls, David Fincher, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones, All John Hughes movies, Playing music, and, most of all, her 2 kids and husband.