Former language teacher and protection officer in charge of the instruction of asylum requests, Louise Heem has lived in about 50 countries and spent some time as a volunteer in refugee camps. Quadrilingual interpreter in French, English, Spanish and Italian -mainly as a community interpreter, but also in other contexts and during conferences- she learns the Palestinian and Morroccan dialects as well as modern standard Arabic.
As she’s always dreamt to become an actress and director, she started her career in theater in 2007 and cinema in 2011. She took part in international productions in France, Germany, Iran and Palestine. Thanks to her different experiences and knowledge acquired in the field, she tends to gravitate towards projects dealing with totalitarianism, racism, differences, homophobia, separation, family, war and exile.
In 2016, she wrote and directed El día de la virgen in which she played the main role of Sarah. Her first short-film was screened in more than thirty countries. In 2020, she finished Juan, her first feature-film shot in France and Paraguay. This documentary was screened in more than twenty countries. The same year, she filmed Corona Paris/Gaza.