Heidi Willis

Heidi WillisWhen Heidi was four years old her mom couldn’t afford a great daycare for her and her sister, so the girls got dropped off at the Lollypop Ranch each day.

What her mother didn’t know was that during nap time the daycare workers would play old black and white horror movies on a movie projector while the children tried to sleep.

These are Heidi’s earliest and fondest memories of film.

Now, we’ll never know what possessed these daycare workers to show horror movies to children, but two outcomes were likely for Heidi: become a serial killer or become a fan of all things horror. Luckily for her friends and family, Heidi became the latter. She enjoys writing horror as well.

Heidi’s most recent feature script, Black Sunday, has received quite a bit of attention in 2015. It was named a finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Competition and the Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay competition. It was a semi-finalist in the Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition, Screencraft’s Horror Screenplay Competition and the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Screenwriters Residency Program. And at Final Draft’s Big Break screenplay competition, Black Sunday was a quarter-finalist.

Her short script, Haunted House Hunters, was a finalist at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, DC Shorts Screenplay Competition, and the Holly Shorts Film Festival screenplay competition. She’s currently working on a new horror feature script titled B&B.

Contact her at: hrwscripts@gmail.com

Read more about Heidi at HeidiRWillis.com