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About

Photographer, Director, Screenwriter

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 2022.

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 was shortlisted for the SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, and shown at Somerset House in London April 2019, and has been selected for SONICA GLASGOW 2022.

Other work includes; VANITAS selected for  RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021 exploring ominous industrial landscapes at dawn and dusk;  MULTIVERSE exploring the legacy of man on the landscape and what is left behind, as well as an ambitious long term project; WATERFALLS, which will form the basis of a digital app, book & solo exhibition.

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.

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 2022.

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 was shortlisted for the SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, and shown at Somerset House in London April 2019, and has been selected for SONICA GLASGOW 2022.

Other work includes; VANITAS selected for  RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2021 exploring ominous industrial landscapes at dawn and dusk;  MULTIVERSE exploring the legacy of man on the landscape and what is left behind, as well as an ambitious long term project; WATERFALLS, which will form the basis of a digital app, book & solo exhibition.

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.

Portfolio

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

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