Jeremy Heynen took to the stage as an actor at a young age with a great interest in writing and directing. At 16 years old he began shooting 40-60 minute features on Super 8 handy-cams, doing his final edits between two VCRs. As soon as high school was over, Jeremy went straight into a full-time film school, taking an 10-month program of intensive studies on the different aspects of film and television production. Heynen was drawn towards the music scene and began working under the pseudo name, "The Missing Patient" in 2001. He began studying psychology and theology over the years that followed.
In 2006, Jeremy took to the stage for the first time since high school with Shakespeare Kelowna. There Jeremy met Jeff Gant, who he would later co-produce several experimental short films with, and Joe Welton, who Jeremy would later collaborate on A Quick and Dirty Experience with. In 2009, he directed and edited Circles and in 2010, The Sun Sets For No One music videos for the band, Helcion. Circles received a Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival.
In 2011, Jeremy co-created a new film festival for the Okanagan Valley, Off International, taking on the role of festival director. During the film screening process for the 2012 festival, Heynen wrote for an interactive horror series called Choose Your Victim.
In 2014, Jeremy moved to the Vancouver area where he has been writing feature screenplays and acting on-stage for local theatre companies. In 2017, Jeremy was elected the President of Vagabond Players, British Columbia's oldest community theatre society. There he has co-written and co-produced stage adaptations of Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood as well as directed a stage adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.
Royal Reel Award
Interior Film and Television