Heath Cozens

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Film Projects


Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Heath worked in local commercial TV production, made short films and studied film at Wellington's Victoria University before moving to Japan in 1996.

Attaining fluency in Japanese, he worked in live radio, TV commercials, corporate videos, branded videos, broadcast news, TV commercials, corporate videos, branded videos, and feature documentaries, including the award-winning "Doglegs", which played theatrically across Japan.

Heath currently works out of the US, focusing on documentary and branded content. He maintains strong professional ties with Japan.

In his documentary work, Heath directs, shoots, and edits.  Sometimes he works  as a one-man-band,  capturing emotionally relatable,  cuttable scenes within the midst of unfolding drama.

Heath's work has been featured in outlets such as the BBC, the Guardian, the Economist, the Hollywood Reporter, VICE, WSJ, Washington Post, NHK, Agence France Presse and Reuters.