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OSCAR VAN HEEK

Oscar works as film-maker, and fine art photographer and writer, having recently written and directed DARK WATER a unique experimental collaboration with Scottish Opera and composer Malcolm Lindsay, which opened at Palm Springs Film Festival. Oscar has written four feature length screenplays, including an adaptation of the multi award-winning novel REEF, and the original screenplay  A COUPLE OF KOOKS.

Oscar is currently working on an exciting new musical feature  CARMEN’S WEDDINGS; an adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen, commissioned by Scottish Opera and Creative Scotland, which is both a live opera and musical feature film. Oscar’s next film will be A COUPLE OF KOOKS, which he will direct 2020.

Oscar has produced two feature films, including BLINDED starring Peter Mullan as well as numerous short films.

As a photographer, Oscar has recently completed THE IRON HARVEST, a video installation and series of prints, detailing the detonation of live world war one ammunition, on the former battle grounds of Ypres. The Iron Harvest has been shortlisted for the SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, and shown at Somerset House in London April 2019.

Oscar’s  previous  show was VANITAS exploring ominous industrial landscapes at dawn and dusk. Oscar is currently working on MULTIVERSE a follow up to IRON HARVEST, exploring the legacy of WW2, as well as an ambitious long term project; WATERFALLS, which will form the basis of a digital app, book & solo exhibition. Oscar has just completed the photography for ‘Secret Edinburgh, an Unusual Guide’.

Oscar has lectured the MFA film course at  Screen Academy Scotland for over 10 years, has been a board member on Street Level Photoworks Gallery in Glasgow and external examiner at IADT Dublin and Royal Holloway London.

For print purchase enquires and contact oscarfilms@mac.com

Portfolio

Iron Harvest
Carmen
Dark Water
A Couple of KOOKS
Multiverse
Waterfalls
Vanitas

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