gritHouse Films
A diverse director-driven film studio dedicated to producing profound and sincere stories from underrepresented voices in the industry.

The gritSquad

An independent film studio dedicated to telling thought provoking

stories from underrepresented voices in the industry. 

We were brought together by a love of storytelling, and pride ourselves on doing what it takes to get the shot and remain true to our vision.
— alicia Cole Heinrich


Formed around the idea that “life takes grit; so does film,” gritHouse is a lean and nimble shop that values strong character, perseverance and resourcefulness.

Alicia Cole Heinrich

Head of Operations

Justin Lewis

Head of Research and Strategy

Heather Webb

Chief Project Manager

Terrell Lamont

Head of Branding and Vision


We create, we learn, we love.

Life takes grit; so does film.
— terrell lamont