Rob Heydon, Ben Tucker, Matt MacLennan, Paul McCafferty
Rob Heydon is an award-winning filmmaker of international acclaim whose credits span directing, writing, and producing. Rob was born in Toronto, Canada. He honed his producing sensibility at the renowned Norman Jewison Canadian Film Centre for Advanced Film Studies working as a PM and producer. Currently, Mr. Heydon is producing and directing "Ecstasy" based on the bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh. Also, he won a Juno Award for Best Music Video for "Edwin's Alive", which also won People's Choice Award at Much Music Video Awards. One of Mr. Heydon’s first positions in film was assisting Allen Yamashita (the producer of Special Effects for Doug Trumbull and Richard Yuricich on "Blade Runner")in a number of ride-film projects and installations. After directing and producing over 100 music videos and commercials, Heydon went on to shoot the new film "Go Further" starring Woody Harrelson (Audience Award runner up prize at Toronto Film Festival). He went to produce and direct "Rippin", a documentary on professional snowboarders which aired on Movie TV and City TV, as well as "Pleasure Force" on the Toronto dance scene. Furthermore, he directed the City TV/Space Network television series, "Electric Playground". "The Magic", his short film premiered at Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival, Taos, New Mexico and showcased on Head F*!K on Sci-Fi Network in UK, Viva in Germany, MTV, M2, Much Music and VOLT on TVO in Ontario. Recently, was invited to attend the first Producer's Network during the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
Paul McCafferty is a Scottish Poet and Folk song writer and winner of the 1995 Toronto Spoken word prize- The reverend Samuel Muds Spoken Word Revival.
He has published poems in various literary magazines and journals, most notably 15 poems in a canadian anthology- "BEDS AND SHOTGUNS", Insomniac Press 1996.
Worked on various music videos with the director of "Ecstasy", Rob Heydon since 1996.
He is currently finishing up his Masters degree at the University of Glasgow the M-Litt in creative writing.
He hopes to go on to write many, many more scripts and a novel or three!
Ben Tucker and Matt Mac Lennan - bio coming soon
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