Heather Courtney is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, and a Guggenheim, Sundance, and Fulbright fellow. Her film Where Soldiers Come From won an Emmy, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SXSW Jury Award. Her films have been broadcast nationally on PBS, including POV, Independent Lens, and America ReFramed, and streamed on Netflix and the Washington Post. Her short documentary For the Record recently premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Fest, and her co-directed ITVS, Ford, and IDA-funded feature Breaking the News is premiering at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her 14-year-old rescue dog Meeps.