TRT: 26:40, 2006, English, S16mm
Written, Directed, & Edited by Melissa Lawrenz
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"Heather " is a high school drama that follows teenager, Heather, an outsider who tries to get closer to popular boy Steve, who she thinks might have feelings for her. Heather sneaks into Steve's weekend party and he rapes her. Heather must again defend herself when Jenny, Steve’s girlfriend, accosts her at school. In the end, Heather must decide to either agree to her Parents' terms to avoid the problem and say that it never happened or take the matter into her own hands.
All-Staff Arts & Media Award, Columbia College Chicago, 2006
Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship
CCC Production Fund
International Student Film Festival Hollywood, 2006
Moondance Film Festival, Semi-finalist, 2007
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, 2007
Great Lakes Independent Film Festival, 2007 : Nominated for "Best of Fest", "Best Narrative Short", and "Best Leading Actor/Actress" for Jamie Parker.
Wisconsin Film Festival , 2008
Gold Lion Film Festival , Swaziland, Africa, October 2008
UFVA Conference- 2006
Director's Cut, Wisconsin Public Television, March 2009