Heidi Ostertag, Senior Producer at Worldwide Documentaries, will share the story behind her title with us on Sunday, December 26th, 2021.
Heidi’s career with Worldwide Documentaries began at its inception in 1985. After a number of years working as a production manager for an independent film company, Worldwide President Robert Bilheimer approached Heidi about joining Worldwide Documentaries, Inc. The idea was to assemble a small group of dedicated professionals whose goal would be to make films that would change the way people think about human rights, social justice, and what it means to be a human being.
Thus the journey began and now, more than thirty years later, Heidi is Worldwide Documentaries’ Senior Producer, with a wide range of responsibilities including production planning and supervision; day-to-day management of the company’s global operations; and oversight of a small cadre of staff, consultants, and volunteers.
Perhaps Heidi’s most important contribution is the one she has made towards creating, and sustaining, Worldwide’s invaluable reputation for integrity, reliability, transparency, and commitment to the highest professional standards in every aspect of the company’s endeavors.
Heidi feels that one of the most deeply rewarding aspects of working at Worldwide has been the multitude of courageous and inspiring individuals she has had the privilege to meet over the years. “Many have remained dear friends, and all have left an indelible mark on my heart.”