OSCAR VAN HEEK

Oscar works as film-maker, and fine art photographer and writer. He has 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 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 has produced two feature films, including BLINDED starring Peter Mullan as well as numerous short films.

As a fine art 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 was shortlisted for the SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, and shown at Somerset House in London April 2019, has recently been shown at  SONICA GLASGOW 2022, and is currently shortlisted for the SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE AWARDS 2023 and is showing at THE CITY ARTS CENTRE Edinburgh, until March 2024

Other work include; MULTIVERSE selected for the RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022 exploring the legacy of man’s impact on the landscape and what is left behind; VANITAS selected for  RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021 exploring ominous industrial landscapes at dawn and dusk; and  WATERFALLS (2023)  showing at the Scottish Poetry Library – a unique collaboration with poets and authors including; Kathleen Jamie; Jen Hadfield, John Glenday and Cal Flyn.

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.

Waterfalls

FOREWORD Waterfalls –  is a curated artist response to our natural environment.  BACKGROUND Artists have always sought inspiration from the natural environment, and perhaps never

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Vanitas

VANITAS Selected for RSA Annual Exhibition 2021 In this new photographic series, traditional analogue film techniques are used to capture the early morning light at

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Multiverse

MULTIVERSE SELECTED FOR THE RSA 2022 OPEN EXHIBITION MULTIVERSE presents a series of ephemeral and surreal landscapes filled with bubbles rising up like the lost souls

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Dark Water

Click on Image for Trailer DARK WATER Dark Water is a hugely inventive experience and has elements of opera, pop video combining into a powerful and

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Iron Harvest

The Iron Harvest CURRENTLY SHOWING AT THE CITY ARTS CENTRE, EDINBURGH UNTIL MARCH 2024 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE AWARDS 2023,   SHORTLISTED FOR THE SONY

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Carmen

Carmen’s Weddings Carmen’s Weddings is a unique musical film and west end musical, taking as its basis the worlds most popular Opera, Bizet’s Carmen. When

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A couple of KOOKS

Title: A Couple of KooksGenre : Coming of Age – Food MovieWriter/director: Oscar van HeekLocation: Edinburgh (London)Logline: ‘The rising soufflé of this Chef’s career is deflated,

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The Wastelands

The Wastelands The Wastelands, are series of large-scale ethereal panoramas of salt marshes, filled with bubbles rising up foreshadowing rising sea levels.    BACKGROUND In

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