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Heather Cassano is an independent documentary filmmaker and artist. Her films are reminiscent of the direct cinema movement, adopting a patient, invested approach with her characters. Heather blends this observational style with deeply personal narratives, striving to tell authentic stories through her personal experiences. 

In 2018, Heather premiered her first feature-length documentary The Limits of My World to a packed cinema at the Independent Film Festival Boston. The film screened at numerous festivals across the United States and internationally, winning three Best Documentary awards and a Jury Prize.

Heather is now hard at work on her second feature-length documentary The Fate of Human Beings. The project was recently awarded a pre-production grant from the LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund.



B.A., Elon University
M.F.A., Emerson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Documentary Media