Heather's latest project is the feature documentary and follow on series 'The Most Fearless'. 'Fearless' is currently in post production.
Prior to 'Fearless' her first full-length documentary 'In the Shadow of Buddha' takes us beyond the idealized world of Tibetan Buddhism and into the unexpectedly controversial lives of Tibetan nuns. In the Shadow of Buddha won numerous film festival awards, including a 2011 Golden Palm Award for Documentary Film and the 2011 International Religion Today “Best Documentary” and “Women’s Issues” awards. Before “Shadow,” Kessinger’s first short documentary, Spoken, was awarded Best Short Student Documentary at the San Jose Film Festival and is frequently screened by the San Francisco Art Institute and the Bay Area Video Coalition.
'Shadow' awards/screenings include:
Best documentary. Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2010
Special festival award Women in Film. Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2010
Best Cultural Documentary. Mountain Film Festival, Mammoth CA, 2011
Showcase 2010. International Buddhist Film Festival, California Film Institute
2011 Golden Palm Winner Mexico International Film Festival
NY Premiere Rubin Museum of Art 2011 (stand alone screening)
New Filmmakers Series NYC and LA, 2011
Selected to screen at Voelkerkunde Museum, Hamburg, Germany, 2014
In the Shadow of Buddha also screened in festivals around the world in 2010 and 2011, including South Africa, Nepal, India, Hawaii, Santa Fe NM, Netherlands, and Germany.
As a fine art photographer Heather has exhibited at the Pasadena Museum for California Art, The San Francisco Arts Commission, Oakland Art Gallery, Platform, Philippe Bonnafont Galleryand many other venues.
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