Director Biography – Heather Hawthorn Doyle (SONGBIRD)

Heather Hawthorn Doyle has made a name for herself as being a strong story-based director who has a great relationship with actors and crew and a special knack with children, animals and VFX. Her passion lies with directing episodic television and she’s directed episodes of four television series and three TV MOWs.

Heather just finished her director’s cut for an episode of the CBC/Hulu series “Endlings”, her third TV series with the Toronto based award winning production house Sinking Ship Entertainment, having previously directed episodes of “Odd Squad” and “Dino Dana”. Prior to that HHD directed a series of shorts in Vancouver for the multiplatform division of the Disney Channel based on their new hit series “Gabby Duran & the Sunsittables” the first of which debuted this month on YouTube, and late last month she finished her third TV MOW the romantic comedy “My Birthday Boyfriend”. Last year she also directed Romantic Comey TV Movies “Love at Sunset Terrace” and “Eat, Drink & Be Married” the latter of which aired on Corus as part of their Hallmark June Wedding series. Heather has also directed short form narrative films including the heartbreaking original film “Songbird” which has just been released.

Heather is also a very experienced director in factual/lifestyle/documentary and multi-camera talk/variety shows having directed on many popular formats for HGTV, W Network and CTV including more than 300 episodes of the multi-camera daily talk/variety show “TH=he Vicki Gabereau Show”. HHD’s first narrative series was the multi-camera teen sitcom from Thunderbird Entertainment “Some Assembly Required” for YTV.

Heather is also a comedy nerd performing improv and writing with her sketch comedy writing pals every chance she gets.

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