Kristian Van Der Heyden

Kristian Van Der Heyden

Harald House

Director, producer and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Kristian

I am originally from Belgium and moved to LA six years ago. I started my own production company, and have been freelancing since. Meanwhile, I helped finance major motion pictures, won commercial awards and film festivals for shorts. I started an NPO that supports video artists. Now I am working on a documentary about Punk in Indonesia. I write, produce, direct, and edit.


Name: Kristian Van Der Heyden

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Harald House

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Unique traits: Belgian

Credits

  • A punk Daydream

    A punk Daydream (2017)
    Film (Documentary) Producer A portrait of the largest Muslim Punk community in the world, as seen through the eyes of Punk teenagers, in relation to the extreme social, environmental and political environment they live in.

  • Johnny Walker

    Johnny Walker (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Producer A washed up Hollywood director is trapped in a remote castle by his own fears until the arrival of a mysterious woman offers him possible salvation. Inspired by Dostoevsky's 'Notes from the Underground', Johnny Walker attempts to answer the burning question: Is living a long life vulgar, immoral or just plain bad manners? Written by Anonymous

  • Wild Oats

    Wild Oats (2015)
    Film by The Weinstein Company (distribution) Executive Producer

  • Private Number

    Private Number (2014)
    Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Producer A series of cryptic phone messages and visions haunt a writer while he struggles to finish a novel. As they increase in intensity, he loses his grip on reality, eventually obsessing over an old mystery that will lead to horrific revelations about both him and his loyal wife. Written by Aeden Babish

  • A Hong Kong Opera

    A Hong Kong Opera (2014)
    Film (Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar (2014)
    Film (Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan. A group of explorers must travel beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance are required to think bigger and go further than any human in history as they embark on an interstellar voyage into the unknown. Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, must decide between seeing his children again and the future of the human race. Written by Warren D'Souza

  • American Conquest

    American Conquest (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Red Poppies

    Red Poppies (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Iris Ramirez, the victim of a violent sexual assault by soldiers of a government gone bad, has been released from a mental institution to attend her father's funeral. There she meets the love of her life, Abbott, who will attempt to bring her back to life. Written by Anonymous

  • Saturday Night Zero

    Saturday Night Zero (2013)
    Film (Short and Romance) Producer A young man runs around all night in search of a Coke Zero bottle that has the girl of his dreams' phone number on it.

  • Far West

    Far West (2013)
    Film (Short, Mystery and Western) Producer 'Far-West' gives a silent impression of the overwhelming nature of North America. Different from the classic nature documentary we see cowboys, traveling trough enormous landscapes. Western characters that are holding still for some mysterious reason. Energetic landscapes en cowboys without words are driven to a climax. Written by Jimmy Hendrickx

  • Upgrade: Sovereign Santander

    Upgrade: Sovereign Santander (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Semalu

    Semalu (2012)
    Film (Documentary, Short and Music) Producer Semalu which means Sensitive Plant in Malay, is a cinematic portrait of the children of a new suburb in Kuala Lumpur. Between a noisy landscape of construction works we see the youngest generation being bored and hanging around. Here they have to discover themselves. And here they discover God. Written by Anonymous

  • The Smarter One

    The Smarter One (2012)
    Video (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director A short film about love, choices and making smart decisions.

  • Promesas

    Promesas (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A mother jeopardizes her job as a nanny to fulfill her son's birthday wish.

  • Belching 37

    Belching 37 (2011)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Mystery) Producer Belching is a unique series of films with only one rule: everything must be improvised. There is no script and the actors are unprepared. Everything is filmed in one shot and one take. The set is a random construction of elements; office desks, jungles, basements, space ships... objects and outfits are hidden everywhere. Belching 37 is the 37Th attempt to make a movie like that in one shot. The secondary rule is to always have a live audience present to experience the improvisation.

  • Never Gonna Give You Up

    Never Gonna Give You Up (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Elaine, a commercial producer, falls in love with Ricky Darling - a one hit wonder from the early nineties. Although she sees Ricky as he was in his prime it doesn't change the fact that a hard life any twenty plus years can change a person quite a bit... and its very possible to go from falling in love with a person to falling in love with an idea of what a person should be. Written by Ricky Darling

  • Symbiosis

    Symbiosis (2011)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor In a world of tubes a controlling mechanic gets disturbed by an unknown person.

  • What About American History

    What About American History (2011)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Actor 'What About American History' is an experimental short movie. The film has been made without a script... See full synopsis »

  • A Documentary

    A Documentary (2010)
    Film (Short, Fantasy, Mystery and Reality-TV) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Belching

    Belching (2009)
    Television (Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • In the Fade

    In the Fade (2009)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Spoed

    Spoed (2005)
    Television (Action and Drama) Actor This medical series plays in an academical hospital where the strict and virtually inhuman Luc Gijsbrecht (replaced by Andrea Leroy in the final season) rules the roost, maintaining high quality standards in technical, financial and, most importantly, Hippocratic (i.e. medical ethics) respect, at the cost of extreme demands on his already overstretched staff, which gradually changes over the series' seasons. This adds to the intensity of the usual professional and personal interaction between the doctors, nurses and administration as well as with their home front and some patients. Written by Anonymous

  • Zone stad

    Zone stad (2005)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actor In this Flemish detective series, serious crimes are investigated, usually leading to arrests by the sullen, socially inept detective Tom Segers and his female partner. Together with their police quad, they fight crime from the center to the port of Antwerp. Under the uniform of each character we find a real human of flesh and blood, with his or her love, hope and expectations, but also with many problems and disappointments. Written by Anonymous

  • 304

    304 (1999)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Producer A short movie that explores the cold poetry, the microscopical grains and the intrusive spaces behind the noise of a television screen.

Awards

  • 1st Prize short screenplay AC CINEFEST 2016
    (2016)

  • 2nd round Boston international Film Festival (screenplay)
    (2016)

  • Best Experimental Film - Tabor Film Festival "SEMALU"
    (2013)

  • 1st Prize Coke Zero "Saturday Night Zero" - Cannes Lions MOFILM
    (2013)

  • Best use of Line - 48h film festival "Never Gonna Give You Up"
    (2011)

  • Nomination Horlait Dapsens - Master Visual Arts
    (2008)

Education

  • Stella Adler Academy of Acting

  • Masters Visual Arts

  • International Television School

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