Heather Ondersma served as the intimacy coordinator for the upcoming independent feature films Anna Comes Home and Capsules. She has also created the intimacy for virtual theatre projects Way Down Here, Grandma’s Girls, Mikvah and A Lesson at the Mall as well as the plays Spring Awakening, Lysistrata, and Sus Manos. Her specialties include working on coming-of-age stories, working with young actors and historical pieces. Heather’s background includes two decades directing and producing over fifty theatre projects (NYC, Prague, Santa Barbara, LA, Vancouver and the virtual realm). She is a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab (2000). She has commissioned, directed or produced many plays that examine little-known stories of women in history. Heather has completed 300 hours of intimacy training, primarily with Theatrical Intimacy in Education (TIE), the National Society of Intimacy Professionals, and Principal Intimacy Professionals.
Heather has enjoyed working as a Covid Compliance Officer on 20 different shoots during the pandemic. Credits include productions for Apple, Amazon, Google, HBO Max/World of Wonder, YouTube, Jigsaw Productions, Salesforce, Checkr and Peacock/Soledad O’Brien Productions. She has been trained to administer multiple types of antigen and PCR tests. Heather has been responsible for testing small and mid-sized crews, as well as assisting on testing groups of hundreds of people. She has experience working solo on small shoots, being part of bigger teams, and serving as the lead. Heather has worked on features, shorts, reality, documentaries, corporate and live events. She holds more than 15 certificates for Covid Compliance work, including Health Education Services, SafeSets and Johns Hopkins University. She can provide PPE, tests and/or sanitation supplies.