Spending her days as Katie Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” multi-Daytime Emmy Award winner Heather Tom is spending her nights directing episodes of The CW’s “Dynasty.”
After more than 30 years in the television business as an actress, first appearing in an episode of “Who’s The Boss?” Tom added director to her resume when she was given an opportunity by the soap’s executive producer and head writer Brad Bell to direct her first full-length episode of the daytime drama series in November 2015 for an episode that aired in January 2016. Since then, Tom has directed 25 episodes of the daytime drama series.
After growing her directing resume to include three shorts, a 2019 episode of “The Young and the Restless” and two episodes of Freeform’s “Good Trouble,” Tom is making a name for herself with continued work as a director for The CW’s “Dynasty.”
Starting with the February 21, 2020 film noir episode of the soapy drama series entitled “You See Most Things in Terms of Black & White,” Tom most recently directed the Friday, August 7 episode entitled “Go Rescue Someone Else” which was a pivotal moment for the series as it saw one of its contract players exit with the revelation of who was in the casket that had been hinted about all season. Turns out it was Joseph Anders, the “majordomo” of the Carrington family played by Alan Dale (“Gossip Girl”).
Tom returns as director with the Friday, August 20 episode entitled “She Lives in a Showplace Penthouse.” In it, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) is occupied by her business ventures, Liam (Adam Huber) is left feeling neglected and Fallon and Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) are at odds once again. Meanwhile, Senator North (guest star Kevin Kilner) continues to be an opposition to Blake’s (Grant Show) airport so Blake takes matters into his own hands, after receiving advice from an unexpected source. Dominique (Michael Michele) tries her hand at haute couture and bonds with Cristal (Daniella Alonso) in the process. Consequences from Culhane (Robert C. Riley) and Sam’s (Rafael de la Fuente) actions lead to an unexpected outcome, and Adam (Sam Underwood) is left in disbelief. Alan Dale reprises his role as Joseph Anders for what is expected to be scenes involving his character appearing as a vision or a ghost.
Highlighted on Tom’s Instagram profile is a link to watch “Bigfoot’s Love Slave,” a musical short she directed which won “Best Music Video” at the LA Comedy Festival. It was also listed as “Highly Recommended” at the Canberra Short Film Festival and an “Official Selection” at multiple other film festivals.
Watch “Bigfoot’s Love Slave” by clicking here.
“Dynasty” airs Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.