Heather Courtney is a Guggenheim fellow and an Emmy® winning filmmaker. She won an Emmy®, an Independent Spirit Award, and a SXSW Jury Award with her film Where Soldiers Come From. Heather was also a fellow at the Sundance Edit and Story Lab. She has directed and produced several other documentary films including award-winners Letters from the Other Side and Los Trabajadores/The Workers, which both focused on immigration issues, and were broadcast nationally on PBS. She has received awards and funding from ITVS, the Sundance Documentary Fund, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the Austin Film Society, the Fulbright Fellowship and the International Documentary Association.