An Oscar® and BAFTA winning Production Designer (Sleepy Hollow), Heinrichs has been a frequent collaborator with that film’s director Tim Burton. Other credits with him include Dark Shadows, Planet of the Apes, and Frankenweenie. Heinrichs was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA and Art Directors Guild award for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, directed by Gore Verbinski, and received another Academy Award nomination and won the Art Directors Guild award for the Brad Siberling directed Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Other Production Design credits include the Coen brothers’ Fargo and The Big Lebowski, as well as the Ang Lee directed The Hulk, Verbinski’s POTC: At World’s End and two films with Joe Johnston, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Wolfman.
Heinrichs began collaborating with Burton on the animated short Vincent and live-action Frankenweenie when the two were in their early studio days at Walt Disney Pictures. Heinrichs started his art department career working with Burton as Art Director (Visual Effects) on the director’s first feature film Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, and as Set Designer on Edward Scissorhands and Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King. He continued as Art Director on films such as Burton’s Batman Returns, Michael Hoffman’s Soapdish, and as Supervising Art Director on Tall Tale, directed by Jeremiah Chechik.
Heinrichs has reteamed once again with Burton for Big Eyes, about the artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose controlling husband, Walter (Christoph Waltz), took credit for his wife’s paintings of the sad, large-eyed children.