Heather Rae

Producer, Bull

Heather Rae is a veteran filmmaker. Rae produced and directed the acclaimed documentary Trudell, which tells the story of Native American movement leader and poet John Trudell. She also produced and directed feature documentary and Showtime premiere First Circle, about the foster care system in the American West. She produced Frozen River for which she won the Piaget Producers Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Frozen River won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for two Academy Awards, as well as nine Gotham and Spirit Awards. Rae produced such feature films as Sundance premiere The Dry Land, starring America Ferrera, and feminist comedy Ass Backwards. Rae also produced festival darling I Believe in Unicorns from writer/director Leah Meyerhoff; Netflix Original Tallulah starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney; and Dude from a Blacklist script by Olivia Milch. Rae recently produced Bull (2019 Cannes Film Festival). Formerly, Rae ran the Native Program at the Sundance Institute. She has an overall deal at Amazon Studios and is producing such shows as Outer Range, starring Josh Brolin. As a speaker and social critic Rae is working with both her settler and indigenous heritage to deepen the dialogue of reconciliation and responsibility in the Americas.