Erin Heidenreich's feature directorial documentary debut, The War to Be Her, premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered awards at film festivals around the world. She directed & produced the award-winning short documentary, Rising Sons, and supports other female-driven narratives and filmmakers by producing The Other Shore, Made in India and Mission Congo.
Previously, Erin co-founded the film consultancy, Cinetic Media, in NYC working on such films as Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite and Bowling for Columbine. She then moved to a small town in China igniting many years of living abroad, a passion for telling unconventional stories about gender stereotypes, and following a heart-centered curiosity to some of the most dangerous places on earth. Originally from a small town in Wisconsin, Erin is a graduate of Northwestern University and currently lives in Los Angeles.