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Heidi Jacobsen/Cliff Guest
McDonough, GA 30252
(561) 414-7008
heidi20202@gmail.com
I was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up listening to the sounds of Motown in my basement. Went to NYC became a designer....Music came late for me, I didn't start really performing until well into my 30's when I met Cliff and had to get over stage fright and other things. We began playing blues after being inspired by bluesman Keith Brown at The Bamboo Room in Lake Worth, Florida. The blues finds it's way into your life, no matter who you are or where you came from. I've had the blues, big time. Been up, been way down... Our songs feature the harmonica playing of Jason Ricci, our good friend and harmonica superstar.

Cliff Guest has been a musician as long as he can remember. From the moment he got his first Kent Hollow Body Electric guitar, at the age of 14, the magic of music would always intrigue him.

The only son of a Miami cop, Cliff honed his skills coming up in the Miami club scene in such clubs as The Wreck Bar, The Inner Circle, Art Stocks Playpen South (where he played drums in the house band for four years) just to name a few. While playing at the Wreck Bar, Cliff was spotted by Ray Munnings of Funky Nassau fame and was offered the drum gig on Ray’s worldwide tour. He took it!

When he returned from the road Cliff branched out into studio work,
producing and engineering for local bands. After honing his skills, Cliff got a gig engineering the record “Downtime” for artist “Slap” in New York City. He returned back to South Florida to engineer a record for Latin singer Alberto Guerra which produced a top ten hit “Provoca Me”

Moving on, Cliff then formed the Miami Film Mafia with other talented filmmakers and began producing and directing independent films. He went on to win Madonna’s “Make My Video” contest in 1986 and as a result landed a job at Geffen Records in Los Angeles heading up Geffen’s newly formed in house video department. While there, Cliff worked with many well know Geffen artists. Cliff returned to South Florida to direct his feature film “The Disturbance”, now a cult classic among horror fans worldwide.

Today Cliff plays guitar, bass and drums at venues in South Florida. His versatility is an asset to bands such as Heidi and The El Cats, the Southside Blues Band and others.

Discography

2000 "Volume" Produced by Cliff Guest
2005 "Utopia" Produced by Cliff Guest
2009 "Steady Rollin Woman" Produced by Cliff Guest

Credits: Heidi Jacobsen/Vocals, Cliff Guest/Guitar/Keyboards, Jason Ricci/Harmonica, Brooks Reid/Bass, Wayne Hood/Production

Festivals
1999 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Backwoods Stage

2001 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Backwoods Stage

2003 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Backwoods Stage

2009 Fort Lauderdale International Blues Festival Flight Deck Stage (show cancelled)

Heidi and the El Cats signed with EOS Music Corp and our songs are being played in retail stores and restaurants.

Winner 2009 Best International Blues Song "Louisianna" by Toronto Exclusive Magazine

Music Store
www.amazon.com
www.darkjam.com
www.itunes.com
www.napster.com
www.youlicense.com
www.reverbnation.com

Events

Annual Delray Beach Chili Cookoff (City of Delray Beach)
Riverfest (Friends of the Loxahactee River)
Diva Show (South Florida Blues Society)
Annual Celebrity Dog wash (Sage Harbor Animal Rescue Clinic)
Delray Greenmarket (City of Delray Beach)
Private parties and wedding

2000-Present
Blues Singer, “Heidi and The El Cats”
Performed in three international blues festivals/corporate events/private parties/clubs. Recorded three albums.

2000-Present
Assistant To Director
Assistant to film director Cliff Guest. Producer, Co-writer on projects.
2018 Producer for Blues Harmonica Artist Jason Ricci Music Video, “I’m Too Strong”. Casting, Production Assistant.

2012-2013
Content Developer
Created content for “Patty The Black Cat”
Books/Ebooks/Videos/Music/Products. Available on Kobo.com/Lulu.com/Barnes and Nobles.com/Youtube.com/Zazzle,com

2013
Screenwriter/Writer
Entered Amazon Storyteller contest with original Screenplay “Shanghai Palace.” Wrote a series of four novels High, Sunburnt, Golf Widow, Noir
Also wrote fiction for children, Patty the Black Cat, Simon The Silly Snail, Sir Duke Pigeon Series

Skills:
Word, Final Draft. KCDW Software

Education:
BFA Environmental Design, Parsons School of Design, New York

Goals: Write, Create, Perform.

Film Festivals: Works by Heidi Jacobsen

“I Miss You Dad” Short Film
6th Annual I Phone Film Festival
Beverly Hills, California
November 11, 2016


“Mum Came to Visit” Short film
6th Annual I Phone Film Festival
Beverly Hills, California
November 11, 2016

“Shopaholic Webisode # 1”
Hollywood Screening Film Festival
Hollywood, California
Semi – Finalist March 11th & 12th, 2017

“Patty The Black Cat Goes to Key West”
Festival de Cortometrajes “Jose Fransisco Rosado”
Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Best Animated Short film

“Shanghai Palace” Best Screenplay – Finalist
Los Angeles Cinefest- January 14 Promenade Playhouse
Santa Monica, California

Semi-Finalist-Miami Epic Trailer Festival
“Gigging with The Blues Crusaders”, “Shopaholic Webisode # 3”, “Tales from the Blue Zone”.
Miami, Florida August 24, 2017



Selected Animation- “Patty The Black Cat Has a Lunch Date”
Geo Film Festival & Expo Cinema
Cittadella, Padova, Italy- November 9, 2017

Semi-Finalist “The Monkey and The Orange Tree” Play
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles, California January 14, 2018

“Utopia” selected as Best Singer/Voice
European Cinematography Awards
Warsaw, Poland January 19, 2018

Selected “Comedy Television Episode”
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
Atlanta, Georgia December 11, 2017

Selected “Gigging With The Blues Crusaders”
“Rock’ N ’Roll Film Festival
Kenya, Naiobi January 28th 2018

Selected “Blues Conspiracy”
Cefalu Film Festival
Sicily, Italy May 1, 2018

Selected “Heidi and The El Cats One Minute Movie”
60 Second International Film Festival
Islamabad, March 16th, 2018

Selected “Patty The Black Cat Goes to Key West” Animated
Al-Nahj International Film Festival
Karbala, Iraq, April 1, 2018



Selected “Haunted Cat Pet Lodge”
CortoNero_Noir Short Film Competition
Naples, Campania, Italy March 17, 2018

Semi-Finalist “Louisianna” Song Category
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles California, April 25, 2018




Dear Heidi:
Thank you for your submission to the 2018 American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition. We appreciate the opportunity to read your work. We announce results February 15; and in the meantime, should you have any questions, please write us at contests@zoetrope.com.
Thanks once more,
The staff at American Zoetrope






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