André van Heerden
His wildly popular breakout film, Revelation, starring Jeff Fahey, Nick Mancuso and supermodel, Carol Alt (1998) has been on the best-seller lists for over two years and has led the way in revolutionizing the Christian film genre. Following that success, van Heerden helmed the popular sequel Tribulation, starring Gary Busey, Margot Kidder and comedian Howie Mandel (1999). Veteran Director of Photography George Tirl (Steel Dawn with Patrick Swayze) who worked on both films was impressed with van Heerden's burgeoning talents, "André is extremely gifted and committed to absolute quality."
An experienced screenwriter and post-production supervisor in both film and television, van Heerden has written, produced and directed more than half a dozen documentaries, including such stand-out projects as Vanished (1998) and Startling Proofs (1995). Recently he co-produced the recent smash hit Left Behind starring Kirk Cameron, Clarence Gilyard and Brad Johnson.
Van Heerden showed his aptitude for directing, a dream of his, early on. He graduated from Carleton University's prestigious school of Journalism with a combined High Honors Degree in English and Journalism. The greatest testament to his talents came when his film thesis The Games Children Play was purchased by the National Film Board of Canada.
Van Heerden shares a happy home in the Greater Toronto Area with his wife Carolyn, and young daughter Ava.
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