Heather Lenz
Heather lenz  photo by amanda majors

Director and Producer HEATHER LENZ is drawn to telling true stories of trailblazers, underdogs, and people who have not walked the beaten path. Lenz is best known for “KUSAMA-INFINITY,” a feature length documentary about Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist who overcame sexism, racism, and mental illness on her path to becoming the top-selling living female artist in the world. “KUSAMA-INFINITY” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. The film was theatrically released internationally. Lenz was a 2018 Critics’ Choice Award nominee for best first-time director for her work on “KUSAMA-INFINITY.” In 2019, she was awarded The Women’s International Film and Television Showcase Foundation International Visionary Award in Documentary Film. Lenz is a Film Independent Fellow who earned her MFA at the University of Southern California in Film and Television Production. The first documentary short film that she directed, “Back to Back,” was nominated for a Student Academy Award.