Hey, I'm Heather!

Sherman Oaks, California

Heather Dowling is an actress and writer, who has impersonated someone who wanted a "real job" since the age of 14. Her award-winning solo-show, Unemployed. Finally., made it all the way to 42nd Street, New York City for United Solo - the largest solo festival in the world - where she brought her 39 different characters to life.

 

"The sheer volume of carefully-constructed characters Heather plays is incredible," said Kincaid Walker of ISeeTheFrog. "[She has] the bravery to expose her own foibles, lessons and eventual triumphs. It is in this last aspect that the audience can hopefully find the ability to laugh and gently reflect on their own 'mistakes' and life detours. And isn't that the point of a great solo show?"

 

She was then honored with the invitation to perform her show in the 24th Annual LA Women's Theatre Festival in 2017. When the show premiered at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Dowling sold-out 6 performances, took home the Encore Producers' Award and was nominated for Best Solo-Performance - out of more than 80 solo-shows. Thanks to her Fringe success, Dowling was asked to be part of Cake Batter's Funny Women Festival at iO West, the Spotlight Series at Theatre Unleashed in North Hollywood, and Whitefire Theatre's 6th Annual Solofest - the largest solo-performance festival on the West Coast.

 

Dowling loves NFL football, good food and good wine.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

EXO Rising

Los Angeles Feature
Documentary

An intense and personal look inside the world of spinal cord injured Re-Enabled humans and the technology and science that supports them.

3%

56 days left

18 followers

Mend

Atlanta Short
Drama, Family

A middle-aged widower struggles to find purpose after his only child announces she's moving away and he must go forward on his own.

70%

23 days left

85 followers

ADULTIN'

New York Series
Comedy, Satire

ADULTIN’ explores the success or complete failures of mundane, but necessary, tasks adults face as we grow, learn & figure out our 20s.

32%

37 days left

87 followers

Infrared Dreams

Denver Feature
Thriller, Sci-Fi

Locked in a strange room, a captive woman awakens to find a mysterious doctor experimenting on her.

40%

22 days left

81 followers

The Cauldron: Columbia '68

Los Angeles Series
Documentary

1968: The world was on fire, and students at Columbia University brought a powerful institution to its knees

29%

21 days left

76 followers

Chompy & The Girls

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

A depressed woman meets her father for first time & their encounter goes from awkward to alarming when they witness a man swallow a girl.

18%

33 days left

54 followers

Lying Together

Boulder Feature
Family, Romantic Comedy

Tired of the constant pressure to get married, the last two singles in a church pretend to date each other.

64%

15 days left

124 followers

Bury Me Not

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Western

In order to protect a dangerous secret, two uncompromising women hide the truth as a relentless sheriff digs deeper.

28%

14 days left

165 followers

Big Trees

Los Angeles Feature
Comedy, Drama

Jake's plans for a relaxing trip to Sequoia National Park are thwarted when he's joined by his former best friend and his ex-girlfriend.

45%

13 days left

69 followers

The Biographer's Wife

Los Angeles Short
Drama

Soon-to-be-mother Marielle must make the choice to maintain the image of the perfect wife or shed the facade and focus on her own happiness.

53%

11 days left

31 followers

Sad Orangutans Rob A Bank

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Crime

Walden lives a carefree life as an affluent orangutan in LA, however, because of his declining mental state, he decides to rob a bank.

36%

10 days left

41 followers

Dorris, 85

New York Short
Drama

An elderly woman, Dorris, celebrates her husband’s eighty-fifth birthday without him.

50%

23 days left

58 followers

Dandelion

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Recently coming out, a young boy struggles to be himself while seeking acceptance from his mother.

66%

7 days left

56 followers

DOWN the MIDDLE

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

The owner of an ad agency retires unexpectedly, making his uptight business manager and his trust-fund bohemian daughter polarized partners.

54%

7 days left

251 followers

Mel and Ruby

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Mel and Ruby is a heartfelt and witty examination of how two best friends navigate shame and loss.

65%

7 days left

122 followers

Forgive Me Father (By Haley Trunkett and Dennis Sun)

New York Short
Family, Satire

A phone conversation between a father and daughter leaves the both of them hiding things from their own personal lives.

105%

2 days left

34 followers

The Letter

New York Short
Drama, Comedy

The president of an elite collegiate social club is expelled for its antics. At their Christmas party, she spirals into a mental breakdown.

90%

1 day left

229 followers

Flunkyball

New York Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When unexpected guests arrive at Mia's party her vision for inclusivity crumbles, caught in the crossfire of ignorance under the influence.

114%

19 hours left

272 followers

The Bra Mitzvah

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A young teen's journey into adulthood happens in the most mortifying experience: getting fitted for a bra.

95%

11 hours left

126 followers

Black Enough

Charlottesville Series
Comedy, Drama

An insecure dancer checks off ingredients on her #BlackGirlMagic potion in order to survive her first days at a Predominately White College.

105%

This project got the green light!

Follow the Rhythm

Los Angeles Feature
Drama

A story of self discovery of a man who fell short of his dreams and finds redemption through his childhood passion - the art of Capoeira.

65%

4 days left

225 followers

fishing

Los Angeles Series
Crime, Romantic Comedy

In an effort to find love and justice in an internet world, a group of friends end up knee-deep in a catfish scam ring.

82%

This project got the green light!

The Good Balloon

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Family

A grieving sister finds a ray of light amidst the darkness with the help of an unusual balloon. This is a true story.

102%

This project got the green light!

Interrobang

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Romance

Love, sex, and anxiety collide in 6 stories that explore awkward, irreverent, emotionally raw, and relationship defining moments after sex.

84%

This project got the green light!

Camp Reel Stories - Los Angeles

Los Angeles Company
Teen, Shorts Program

Help our mission to make 50% of filmmakers female!

85%

This project got the green light!

Malarkey

Philadelphia Short
Comedy, Drama

Two sisters, Mallory and Mauve, go through two monumental life moments, but without the support of another.

80%

This project got the green light!

Parent/Teacher

New York Short
Drama

A man discovers his daughter is bullying another student while attending her parent/teacher conference.

81%

This project got the green light!

Feint

Los Angeles Short
Thriller, Action

Rambunctious Donna must prove herself to her sardonic P.I. uncle Billy before he's willing to team up and solve her parents' murder.

105%

This project got the green light!

Right On

Detroit Short
Drama

A conflicted family is pushed further into turmoil when they hear on the radio that Martin Luther King has just been shot.

98%

This project got the green light!

Assisted Living

New York Series
Comedy, Satire

Bridget and Jo are two high-powered personal assistants/failing feminists who test the boundaries of human decency to excel at their jobs.

101%

3 days left

422 followers

The Poacher

Los Angeles Short
Drama

Reconnecting with an old friend may leave you feeling trapped.

107%

This project got the green light!

CNT Productions

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Film-related Business

CNT flips the script on stereotypes one story at a time.

105%

This project got the green light!

Kooky Cookin'

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Musical

A cooking show packed full with kooky songs and characters hosted by the zany chef, Erica.

81%

2 days left

115 followers

UGLY PRETTY

Philadelphia Feature
Crime, Drama

A fish-out-of-water in "small town" Pennsylvania has an affair with a local man. In over her head, she becomes an accessory to murder.

109%

This project got the green light!

Scars Unseen

Los Angeles Series
Documentary

A documentary series about the triumph of the human spirit, following six men and women who have overcome domestic violence.

92%

This project got the green light!

BOO

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Drama

A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth.

101%

This project got the green light!

InQueeri

New York Series
Comedy

InQueeri is a meditation on queerness, friendship, identity politics, and just being a young person who’s confused about the world.

103%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

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