Heather McIntosh started her musical career playing with the bands of The Elephant 6 Collective, Gnarls Barkley, and Lil Wayne. Following her touring days, she has been regularly composing music for film and television since 2011.
In addition to being a frequent collaborator on Duplass brothers productions, Heather was one of four women eligible for the Academy Awards Best Original Score in 2013 for Craig Zobel’s Compliance, and again in 2015 with Craig’s film Z for Zachariah, both of which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival.
Heather is an alumna of The Sundance Institute Music & Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound, a 2014 Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Fellow, and a member of the Academy class of 2016. Her credits include Faults directed by Riley Stearns, the series One Dollar for CBS All Access, Astra Taylor’s feature documentary What is Democracy?, and Riley Stearns’ upcoming The Art of Self-Defense. Heather’s most recent project, To The Stars directed by Martha Stephens, premiered at Sundance in 2019 as part of the US Dramatic Competition.