Heather Allin is an actor, filmmaker, artist and advocate. She is the Producer and Executive Producer of the comedy short film Reel Women Seen. Conceived as an advocacy film for ACTRA, Reel Women Seen was shot in both Vancouver and Toronto in 2016 with 100% female cast and creative and over 90% female crew and post. It shines a light on work opportunities for women in front and behind the camera and was sponsored by 40+ industry partners, unions and guilds. The film has travelled the world wining awards and screening at festivals in France, Canada, the United States.

As an actor, Heather Allin’s recent performance credits include: Stepdaughter’s Revenge, Played, The Listener, Rookie Blue, Small Town Murder Songs, let him be, George Romero’s Survival of the Dead, Dan for Mayor, Welcome to Mooseport, Flashpoint, and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Her stage credits include: her one woman show Just Lift Your Feet; Lying on the Escarpment; Asleep At The Wheel, You Won’t Be Here Tomorrow, Richard III; A Comedy of Errors, and Romeo and Juliet.

Allin is a playwright, having written and produced Just Lift Your Feet, and is currently writing a short and a feature film.

A member of ACTRA Toronto and National councils, Allin was President of ACTRA Toronto from 2009 to 2013, she was also the founding chair of the ACTRA Toronto conferences, now celebrating nearly 20 years. Allin chaired the negotiating caucus for Toronto for two IPA and one NCA contracts. In her term at council, she helped to create the ACTRA Awards in Toronto, The I Work ACTRA campaign, a producer for the TAWC video Get Women Working (youtube.com/watch?v=YmsJ_vTGhEk), and the TAWC Tool Kit. She was a board member and member of the Artistic team for Shakespeare in the Rough, The ROI (Return on Innovation fund with over 1 Billion in assets) and is a board member for CWWA the non-profit that oversee Women In the Director’s Chair.

Allin is a proud advocate for a vibrant Canadian film, TV and New Media industry, and one who seeks stories from diverse cultures and particularly stories by women.