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Heather Conkie

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Writer (feature film)

Derby (1995) as Screenwriter
Against insurmountable odds, a young woman rides the winning horse in the Kentucky Derby, saves the family horse farm and revives a teenage romance.
Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992) as Screenwriter
A young boy learns his new tenant upstairs is the reknown Beethoven and forms a close relationship with the composer.

Music (feature film)

Night Friend (1988) as Music
Father Jack tries to help Lindsay, a 14-year-old prostitute, get off the streets.

Writer (special)

Winslow Homer: An American Original (2000) as Writer
Haunted by the horrors of the Civil War, reclusive 19th century American artist Winslow Homer has found solitude in the New England countryside, but it is disrupted by a pair of teenagers who work their way into his life and his art. In 1874, Winslow Homer finds his solitude interrupted by the unwe
Line in the Sand, A (2000) as Writer
Special based on the Scholastic book series that tells fictional stories about heroic young women during important periods in American history. Lucinda Lawrence and her family are living in Gonzalez, a Texas settlement of Americans, as war breaks out between the U.S. and Mexico in the 1830s. Lucinda
Degas and the Dancer (1999) as Writer
Struggling French painter Edgar Degas' (1834-1917) irascible reputation changes when he meets Marie, a young ballerina whom he convinces to tap her unique gifts. In turn, Marie pushes Degas to ignore the snooty critics who panned his work -- and pursue his Impressionist dreams.
Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist (1999) as Writer
Nineteenth Century American painter Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) finds her niche among the Impressionist painters in Paris, but things are upended when her brother, his wife and their three boisterous children arrive -- and provide a completely unexpected inspiration for her paintings. Cassatt's feminis
Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants (1998) as Head Writer
In 1600s Italy, a maverick astronomer/physicist Galileo Galilei gets his comeuppance when he's assigned to tutor the young, egotistical Prince Cosimo de Medici. The battle of egos is fierce until Galileo's brush with the Inquisition brings teacher and pupil together as scientists and friends.
Edison: The Wizard of Light (1998) as Writer
Tells the story of an encounter with a young person that influences the work of Thomas Edison. In 1931 New York, an adult Jack Maloney reflects on his boyhood friendship and apprenticeship with inventor Thomas Edison. They meet when young orphan Jack chooses Edison's workshop to hide from the police
Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye (1998) as Writer
In World War I France, two spunky sisters, Martine and Eliane, are determined to help with the war effort. When they mistake famed scientist Marie Curie for a spy, they follow her and her daughter Irene to the front, where the Curies try to save soldiers' lives with the X-ray machine. One of the sol
Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs (1998) as Writer
The English mathematician Sir Isaac Newton is determined to explain the movement of the planets, and enlists new assistant Humphrey Newton, who is unrelated, to help him achieve success. Sir Isaac's scientific rivals conspire to steal his notes, which have been taken home by Humphrey, who is torn be
Strauss: The King of 3/4 Time (1996) as Story Editor
Renowned composer Johann Strauss and a lonely stable boy inspire each other to overcome obstacles. When Strauss befriends a stable boy who has taught himself to play the horn, he encourages the boy to confront his abusive father who doesn't approve of his son's musical pursuits, much like Strauss' o
Liszt's Rhapsody (1996) as Writer
Franz Liszt, the renowned pianist, suffers from a terrible case of composer's block. Then he meets a brilliant gypsy violinist, who teaches him how to love music again. The boy's lively spirit and passion for his craft rekindle Liszt's creative energy, and inspire him to write his famous "Hungarian
Rossini's Ghost (1996) as Writer
A young girl is transported back in time to Rome, 1816, in order to watch her grandmother dance in "The Barber of Seville," written by composer Gioacchino Rossini. The girl becomes the composer's guardian angel, helping him achieve success in what will prove to be a brillant career. Along the way, t
Bizet's Dream (1995) as Writer
A young girl studying with composer Georges Bizet worries about her father, who is a soldier in Spain. Set in 1875 Paris.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

Ghost Cat (2003) as Teleplay
My Mother's Ghost (1997) as Screenwriter

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