Heidi Burkey


Heidi Burkey is a documentary director committed to elevating stories that explore social, political and environmental issues through the lens of the human experience. Her work has been distributed on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, PBS, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Fusion TV, and DirectTV.

Heidi’s debut feature documentary, Jedi Junior High, was distributed on Digital HD and On Demand by Mar Vista Entertainment and is currently available for streaming on Vimeo On Demand. She directed a six-part documentary series for Tastemade called, The Pitch, which aired on AT&T’s The Audience Network in February, 2018.

In 2016, Heidi worked as a Producer for Fusion’s Digital Documentary team. During her tenure, she produced a 30 minute Primetime Special that aired on Fusion TV and five documentary short films that collectively garnered over 400K views on Fusion’s YouTube channel and over 4.5M views on Fusion’s Facebook page.

During her previous work with the nonprofit, DTJ, she produced, directed and edited over 45 international documentary shorts advocating for social change on behalf of children.

Heidi is a member of Film Fatales, Women in Moving Pictures, The Video Consortium, and the International Documentary Association.