Heather Ogilvie

Heather set up Abacus Film Fund in 2007, a funds provider specialising in gap finance, discounting of minimum guarantees and cashflow facilities secured against the Australian producer offset. The fund secured a facility with Bank of Ireland and with Comerica Bank for bigger budget projects.
In 2009, Heather was Executive Producer on Accidents Happen, directed by Andrew Lancaster and starring Geena Davis. Distributed by Hopscotch Films, the film was released in Australia in April, 2010. Bankside Films is handling worldwide sales. In early 2009, Heather founded the Galvanized Film Group, a new company focussed on production, financing and domestic distribution. The company involved a merger with Abacus and saw Peter Castaldi join as marketing consultant. Heather optioned Salvation Creek, the best selling autobiography by Susan Duncan. Ross Grayson Bell (Fight Club) is adapting for Paramount Pictures with financial support from Screen NSW through the Aurora program and Screen Australia.
In 2010, Heather secured the rights to Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (Girl With A Pearl Earring). Jan Sardi (Shine/Mao’s Last Dancer/Notebook) has completed the adaptation with development support from Icon Films and Screen Australia.