Heidi Lee Douglas.
If her name isn’t one your register, it should be.
An award winning writer, director who garnered recognition with her political/social film Defendant 5, Heidi Lee Douglas documented the destruction of Tasmania’s rainforest, only to suddenly find herself thrust into a legal battle.
The right of free speech was being stifled, and yet she persisted in getting the project out of the wilderness and into the limelight.
Since then, Lee Douglas has formed her own company, Dark Lake Productions with amazing results including the short gothic thriller, Little Lamb.
Now though, she has turned her attention to a new project, Devil Woman, a smart horror film that takes the viewer directly into the coal-face of human conflict over our relationship with the environment.
The film draws from the world of zombies and shape-shifters, with the added flavour of Lee Douglas’ penmanship that adds a unique voice in the horror genre.
It’s an Australian story that embodies the diverse terrain of the Tasmanian landscape.
Devil Woman is currently looking for support through crowd-funding via pozible, so if this piques your interest, then head on over and contribute.
Want to know more? Well the Surgeons team recently had the opportunity to sit down with Heidi Lee Douglas to discuss this passion project. Check out the podcast below.