Heidi Miami Marshall’s career spans over 30 years as Director, Casting Director, Acting Coach, and Acting Studio Owner. Her career began as lead Casting Director on RENT for Broadway and Tours at The Telsey Office and cast over 70 productions on Broadway, Film, TV, and Commercials. Heidi has received awards and fellowships for her directing in theater and film, most notably the The Drama League’s Director Project (NY) and American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women (alongside Sîan Heder, Jennifer Getzinger, Annetta Marion, Anna McRoberts, Valerie Weiss, Najla Zaidi). Heidi has directed on Broadway shows, The Addams Family, La Bohéme (Baz Luhrmann’s production), and The Color Purple. Renowned Director Luhrmann says, “All of Heidi Marshall’s work has led me to see that she’s a director of first rate talent and ability.” Her short film Muscle played at over 30 festivals worldwide and won 7 awards (including Best of Fest, Best Narrative Short, Best Actress). She directed a web-series, MORE THAN by Jinn S.Kim for LAByrinth Theater Co. Her latest short film, S.P.I.C. by Johnny Sánchez, will premiere in 2023 at festivals. Her first feature to direct is in development, and the script (AMERICAN BUBBLE written by Johnny Sánchez and Khalil Kain, starring Jade Pettyjohn, Julianne Nicholson, Dave East, J.Alphonse Nicholson) has already won numerous awards and was rated “8” on The Black List multiple times. Heidi is particularly interested in hearing the most quiet voices in the room and gathering these stories onto film with her husband and partner, Johnny Sánchez. As well, she is a proud acting coach and acting studio owner. She is truly an actor’s director.
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