Michelle Heighway / International Freelance Filmmaker

Self-Shooting Producer/Director 

Based in West Yorkshire


Michelle Heighway is known for her critically acclaimed documentary Mr. Somebody? , which is a rare intimate portrait that took place over 4 years, this was premiered at Sheffield Doc Festival 2014. Funded by NFTS Film Clinic and You Tube.
"Indeed, the prying eye of her camera as it is invited into his home is perhaps the closest any film crew has got to discovering the inner workings of this peculiar fellow".  Top10Films
Michelle recently completed her 2nd feature documentary Energy: A Documentary about Damo Suzuki. Which is screening internationally during 2023.
“Inspirational story of the ex-Can vocalist’s survival and creative drive”. Mike Barnes @MOJOmagazine
“In the music zone we see the artist open himself to the moment, whipping up storms and summoning magic from the ground with the sound carriers. It really is something.” Leah Kardos
The Wire Magazine 


Michelle Heighway

We are excited to announce that ENERGY: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DAMO SUZUKI is screening at REAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL on 21st April at 7pm at the Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre.
Doc'n Roll Film Festival 2022.
UK Festival Tour Dates: October 30 - November 11, 2022
Director Michelle Heighway is delighted to announce ENERGY: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DAMO SUZUKI with a premiere in London and 9  screenings across the UK.
Event supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery. BFI

Suzuki’s zen, positivity, dogged spirit and remarkable endurance is at the heart of a new documentary, Energy: A Film About Damo Suzuki, by Michelle Heighway.  The Guardian - Daniel Dylan Wray

www.energythefilm.co.uk (2nd Feature Documentary Directed by Michelle Heighway 2022)

My first feature length documentary Mr. Somebody?, screened at World Leading Festival Sheffield Doc Fest June 2014 and Leeds International Film Festival 2014. More info @ www.mrsomebody.co.uk


Mr. Somebody? : In association with NFTS Film Clinic http://www.nftsfilmclinic.co.uk/

I am currently looking for a distributor.

Freelance Photography....

I have had my images published via Redwood Publishing, MixMag, Look,Orion Books, http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/ , The Guardian, Clashmusic.com, , Glamour, (New York based Webzine) QRO Magazine,  MyDaily and www.instyle.co.uk , etc.

Freelance Filmmaker......

I have had work broadcast via Channel 4 , 40D via http://www.twofour.co.uk/, Choon TV and world wide via http://www.geonet-dm.com/home/.

Film Festival Screenings


Sheffield Doc Fest

Leeds International Film Festival

Mr. Somebody?

"Mr Somebody? is a very humorous yet occasionally deeply moving home-grown tale". Bring the Noise



Energy : A Documentary about Damo Suzuki

Doc' n Roll Film Festival 2022 - 9 Cities

https://www.docnrollfestival.com/ / https://www.damosuzuki.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Docn-Roll-Film-Festival-ENERGY-A-Documentary-about-Damo-Suzuki-1.pdf

Sound Watch 2022






Experimental film screenings.....



BBC Bigger Picture , Manchester Exchange, Portobello Film Festival, Filmonik



I syndicate my images via a photo agency also. For more info please e-mail me @ mheighway@i4visuals.com


(Independent Documentary Directed by Michelle Heighway)