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Oscar VanHeek

Lecturer in Film Production
Leader MFA Advanced Film Practice
Edinburgh Napier University

Oscar works as film-maker and photographer, having recently written and directed DARK WATER a unique collaboration with Scottish Opera and composer Malcolm Lindsay, which opened at Palm Springs Film Festival. Oscar has written six feature length screenplays, including an adaptation of the multi award-winning novel REEF, and the original screenplay  A COUPLE OF KOOKS.

Oscar is currently working on an exciting crossover project, entitled CARMEN’S TWO WEDDINGS; an adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen, commissioned by Scottish Opera, which is both a live opera and feature film. Oscar’s next film will be A COUPLE OF KOOKS, which he will direct early 2018.

Oscar has produced two feature films, including BLINDED starring Peter Mullan as well as numerous short films.

As a photographer, Oscar has exhibited in one group exhibition in London and his first solo show called Vanitas August 2013. Oscar is currently working on an ambitious project, Waterfalls, which will form the basis of a book & solo exhibition. Oscar has just completed the photography for ‘Secret Edinburgh, an Unusual Guide’.

Oscar teaches at Screen Academy Scotland and has recently set up lo-fi; a low budget feature film initiative supported by BBC Scotland.