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 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 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 in Edinburgh until 2024
Other work include; MULTIVERSE selected for the RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022 & the RCA Exhibition 2023, 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, currently showing at the Scottish Poetry Library (2023)- 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.