Award-winning, Michigan-based actress Heather Fairbanks (AKA Heather Kilpatrick) has been acting since age five. After studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan, with coursework in Japanese film, she returned to Michigan where she graduated from The University of Michigan-Dearborn with a BA .
Heather has had lead/supporting roles in feature films, TV series, theater productions, voice-over work, instructional videos, video games, and has appeared in national print and TV commercials. Last month it was announced that she has launched That’s What She Said Films; a film production company creating films written by women with all female crews.
For her role as Susan, Heather will travel to Knoxville, TN in February, for scheduled filming Although all the actors in this production have not yet been announced, Heather will appear with Cylk Cozart as Pastor Reichart ; Tina Wesson, as Mrs. Reichart (Cylk Cozart’s on screen wife); Darryl Worley, as Dad; Kate Kilcoyne, will play the part of Brittany Collins; and Jimmy Armstrong will play Jimmy.
In this drama, after the untimely death of his daughter, Jimmy’s life is at a crossroads. At his lowest point, he is visited by three guests, each with their own agenda, that will steer him toward his destiny.
Written and directed by Chip Rossetti, this production will mark the beginning of Rossetti Productions’ twentieth year in producing Christian, faith based and family films. In total, Rossetti Productions has created 20 feature films, all with worldwide distribution.
Says Heather Fairbanks, “I’m delighted to take on the role of Susan—a role with complexity, vulnerability and a great deal of depth. Can’t wait to head south! It will be a joy to work with Chip Rossetti, Mark Potts and the rest of the team to bring this beautiful story to life! ”
Heather is also co-owner of Blue Leaf Studio & Productions with her husband actor/producerTroy Randall-Kilpatrick, a film production company based in Detroit, MI. Her teenage son, Walker Fairbanks, is also an accomplished actor in the Midwest with several supporting roles in feature films, as well as national TV commercials.