“All of Heidi Marshall’s work has led me to see that she is a Director of first rate talent and ability.
– Director Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge)
“Heidi’s mature grasp of cinematic storytelling, her eye for framing, the revealing of information only when it’s needed, her trust of silence, her understanding of dramatic pacing, the wonderful nuance and restraint in her work with the actors—all this has given her movie a compelling European aesthetic. This was her vision she’d expressed to me when I’d first read the script and she has stood by her vision to the very last frame of this sublime film.“
– Director Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Muppets, Yoda/Star Wars)
30 film festivals worldwide and 6 Awards
including Best of Fest, Best Actress, Best Short
To watch the film, visit Short of the Week
Directed, Developed, or Cast.
Past, Current, Upcoming.
Award: American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women
Festivals: 30 fests, 6 awards, includes SunValley, Cinequest, Virginia FF
Starring alumni Fiona Graham and Reiko Aylesworth. And Marc Menchaca.
Feature Film. In development.
Shot Concept Trailers 16mm
The AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is a revered program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing.
Award-winning short film played over 20 film festivals, including Cinequest and Palm Beach International. Awards: Best Short Film, Best Sci-Fi Short, Best Editing
At Telsey Casting, actors were asked to tell personal scary and horrifying stories in their auditions.
A group of urban misfits starred in this indie drama, including International Film & TV star Flora Martinez.
At Telsey Casting, we hunted through hundreds of young men to make a lead role debut opposite Sean Connery.
Television Series Pitch.
Women doing good by launching businesses to save the planet.
Television Series Pitch.
Moving "real" people by asking them to tell their stories in dance. Coal miners danced for us!
At Telsey Casting, this was my first Hollywood premiere I attended. I was shocked to see how much makeup the movie stars were wearing!
Starring Marin Ireland. An indie comedy about an understudy who takes over. It was tons of fun to ask actor friends to stop by the set and be funny for the film!
Director, Creator, Associate Director, Resident Director, Casting Director.
- From Broadway to The Kennedy Center
- Highlights include RENT and Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme
Award: The Drama League Directing Fellowship
Yes, I auditioned over 40,000 people for Broadway, National and International tours.
What can I say about this show that completely changed the course of my life and so many others? Thank you, Jonathan Larson.
At Telsey's, we continued our style of discovering new talents - Heather Headley was stunning.
Baz brought the first production of opera to Broadway. I travelled the world for 2 years searching for these hot, sexy, and super talented young opera singers to star.
After watching a preview performance with the original Argentinian company, I begged them to let me cast the American company!
Directing Fantasia into the show was a gift that she gave me. This lady sings and acts with her heart in soul in every phrase. Also directed Chaka Khan, Bebe Winans.
Created multi-media and multi-disciplinary pieces.
This moment features a flamenco dancer, tap dancer, drummer.
Directed and Created over 15 productions with team of collaborators that included dancers, singers, musicians, visual artists, writers, and filmmakers.
Each production was inspired by the talent who participated. Each show was original work generated by the performers and my team.
Re-envisioned West Side Story with dancers, opera and singers, jazz band, and a spoken word poet.
This project was the first gig that I did with my dear friends at LAByrinth Theater Co. This production not only launched Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a Director but also put this heart and soul company on the map.
The Kennedy Center stage was a gorgeous setting for this multi-media performance of the Presidential Scholars.
After having cast for 7 years for Michael Greif on RENT, I finally assistant directed him to be able to witness his brilliant attention to detail firsthand.
It was an honor to create a multi-media and multi-disciplinary performance for an artist I deeply admire. I will never forget his hug after the show.
South Miami was impacted profoundly by Hurricane Andrew. With a collective of artists, we told the story through images and music.
Every hurricane has a party at it's center. Choreographed by the very clever Rosie Herrera.
Fantasy meets reality in the gorgeous designs by Miami talent.
A favorite image from the production capturing the painful nakedness during a hurricane.
At Telsey's, we gave Matthew Morrison (GLEE) his big break as the stud in Rocky Horror!
Creepy and one of the most creative shows I ever worked on.
An opera singer, a dancer, and a moon.
TONY-winner Karen Olivo bares her soul doing a gorgeous cover of Sarah Bareilles' Let It Rain.
A real pleasure to create an original show with some of the best Latino singers and dancers! TONY winner Karen Olivo, Alex Lacamoire, Janet Dacal, Henry Gainza, Nina Lafarga, Jose Luis Lopez, Eliseo Roman, Jon Secada and Andy Señor.
Inspired Broadway performers shared the stage with local talents.
Worked closely with the creative team for the two year development period to opening on Broadway!
Not only did I get to watch the great Nathan Lane craft his jokes, I also learned how to do puppetry!