Home Funeral Guide
Writer, Producer and Director,
In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye
Heidi Boucher has been involved with independent film,
television and theater for over 20 years in California and Oregon.
She began her career in Sacramento with PBS designing sets and
assisting the art director. Later she moved to Oregon and began art
directing and set decorating for a nationally recognized,
award-winning production company. She worked as a visual arts
coordinator for the city of Eugene, with OPB, community theater,
commercial production and a variety of independent filmmakers.
Since returning back to California, she has worked as a
production designer on several award-winning feature films, shorts,
music videos, commercials, broadcast television and stage
productions. She is a guest speaker at the Sacramento California
Art Institute and a Capital Film Arts Alliance board member.
Currently she is writing, producing and directing the documentary
film In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye, an intimate
portrait of three families choosing the home death care option.
Creatively balancing her careers in film and television
production and as a home death care guide, Heidi Boucher has over
25 years experience guiding families in caring for their own dead.
In combining both her professions for the first time, the filmmaker
has had the honor of documenting families leading up to and after
death, bringing sensitivity and artistry to the film and project as
Ms. Boucher feels passionately about family rights in caring for
their own loved ones after death and creating sacred spaces for
families to say goodbye. Bringing beauty, being practical and
instilling a sense of reverence are her guiding points in
consulting with families on home death care.