Heidi is the owner of Schnitzel Studios, LLC and was born and raised in Ridgewood NY.  A graduate of Hofstra University with her B.A. in TV/Video Production and a Minor in F.A. Photography, she’s worked on numerous projects (both shooting stills and video) with NYC models, actors, musicians, comedians and local businesses for over a decade. 

Her still work has been seen on websites and magazines such as, and her most recent editorial was in Tattoo Master Magazine as a featured artist for issue #27 where she wrote a 4 page tutorial aimed at tattoo artists and how to better capture their work through the use of proper lighting techniques. 

She has broadcast and TV credits working for IMG Media as a studio camera op working on Sprint Powerview.  She briefly worked on Howard Stern's "Interview With A Porn Star" as a camera operator for the show and has also worked on the documentary "Stags, Smokers, and Blue Movies: The Origins of the American Pornographic Film," by Blue Artichoke Films, which was shown at the Museum of Sex in NYC.

She frequently shoots comedy shows, concerts, promo photos, red carpet events and misc. events for a number of companies in the NYC tri-state area.​


Past Films

"The Run-In" written by Heidi  (COMPLETED)

Current Film: 

Krampusnacht" written by Heidi & Pete (COMPLETED)

Future Films: 



The Chef’s Take: Sweet Potato Tacos at A.W.O.L.  

"Let There Be Light" - Heidi Kikel - ISSUE 27

The Language of Dogs

By Justin Silver

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