Dark Lake Productions was established in 2008 by award winning Australian filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas. Dark Lake Productions is in development and production on documentary and drama projects, collaborating with creatives across Australia and around the world. Our client work includes feature script development, producing documentaries, music videos, advertising and campaign films, as well as video mentoring for community development organisations.
Heidi Lee Douglas is an award winning Australian Writer/Director/Producer whose work ranges from powerful character driven documentary, to game changing campaign films and elevated horror. Her visual aesthetic is bold and striking. Heidi's rich life experience grants her deep insight into exploring the personal amid universal themes.
Heidi’s eco-horror short Devil Woman recently premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal) and FrightFest (London). Her gothic thriller short Little Lamb (Screen Australia/Wide Angle Tasmania) has spent four years on the film festival circuit after premiering at Fantastic Fest (TX) 2014. Little Lamb has been awarded Best Film, Best Production Design, Best Script and Best Thriller, and was selected for the 7 from Etheria anthology feature, distributed by Amazon and iTunes USA.
Heidi's autobiographical documentary Defendant 5 was commissioned and broadcast by the ABC and Al Jazeera to 260 million homes worldwide. Defendant 5 was awarded Best Short Film at Green Film Festival in Seoul 2016 and nominated for the Golden Kapok award at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2016. An accomplished writer, Heidi’s convict western thriller feature film Unnatural Conduct was shortlisted for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2017, a Semi Finalist Gateway LA Script Development Program 2017 and was a Quarter Finalist in the Screencraft Action/Thriller Screenplay Competition 2017.
Heidi is attached to the Australian Women in Horror feature anthology, alongside acclaimed Writer/Directors Catriona McKenzie, Donna McRae, Natalie Erika James, Rebecca Thomson and Belinda McClory. The anthology is being produced by Maggie Miles and Lizzette Atkins through Unicorn Film, supported by Screen Tasmania and Screen Australia.
A champion for inclusivity and diversity, Heidi is Co-Chair of Sydney's Film Fatales, part of an international network of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects and build a supportive environment in which to make their films.