Rob Heydon

Rob Heydon

at Financing Film/TV/Games with Torpedo Pictures

Location
Toronto, Canada Area
Industry
Entertainment

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Rob Heydon's Overview

Current
  • Producer at Torpedo Pictures
  • Producer at Rob Heydon Productions Inc.
  • Owner at Ecstasy Film Inc
Past
  • Producer at Ecstasy Film Inc.
  • Producer, Writer, Director at Rob Heydon Productions Inc.
  • Shasha Grant Finalist at Shasha Grant Screenplay Competition at The Circle conference in Abu Dhabi.
  • Director at Proteus
  • Producer/Director at Link 2 Media
  • Independent Video Producer at A&M Records and Virgin Records
  • Project Manager at iMagic Infomedia
  • Producer/Production Manager at iMagic Multimedia
  • Assoc. Prod. at Sim EX Entertainment
Education
Connections

500+ connections

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Rob Heydon's Summary

Seasoned producer and project manager with track record in start-up, high complexity, international partnered ventures. Performer in multi-disciplinary, high pressure, time and resource constrained environments.

Recently, we delivered the$18M family adventure film: Midnight Sun directed by Roger Spottiswoode.

Currently, we are closing finance on the TV series Pinkertons. Also we are are developing Third Sign aka Last Ritual as a Canada-Iceland Co-production with Palomar Pictures.

Also, we are financing Dark Highway starring Nicolas Cage, 12 to 12 written by Donald Martin and Steel Moon directed by David Hackl. We have an Untitled Animated kids show in Development.

Recently we produced and released in UK and Canada Ecstasy a film based on the bestselling book by Irvine (Trainspotting) Welsh. US distribution is with Tribeca Films and Germany is with Senator Films.

Optioned rights, supervised re-write of screenplays, attached film directors, approved budgets and schedules, structured legal framework of co-productions, raised co-financing for production. Attended co-production and film markets, including Cinemart – Rotterdam, Producer's Network - Cannes, Strategic Partners - Atlantic Film Festival, Trans-Atlantic Partners and Producer's Network- Toronto.

Rob Heydon is currently developing a number of other projects which it intends to produce as international co-productions.

FILM PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
White Man in Babylon based on the book by Martin Miller
The Collector - Screenwriter: Donald Martin
12 to 12 - Screenwriter: Donald Martin
Loose Ends aka Taggart by Don Easton (Novel)
Stupid White Guy - Screenwriter: Alex Epstein with director Maarten Kronenberg
Broken Circle - Screenwriter: Martin Yerxa
and a number of other TV. projects.

Rob Heydon's Experience

Producer

Torpedo Pictures

February 2014Present (8 months) Toronto, Ontario

We help finance films and television projects.

Producer

Rob Heydon Productions Inc.

October 2010Present (4 years) Toronto, Canada Area

Currently producing the $17M co-production, Midnight Sun, directed by Roger Spottiswoode.

Owner

Ecstasy Film Inc

July 2002Present (12 years 3 months) Toronto, Canada Area

I provide services such as writing, producing and/or directing.
Rob Heydon (born in Toronto) is an award winning Canadian film director who has shot feature films documentaries and music videos,.
Heydon 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, Heydon is directing and producing a number of films.
He co-wrote, produced and directed Ecstasy, based on the #1 bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh.

The film opened April 20 in the UK on 56 screens. The Film opened April 27 in Australia and New Zealand and stayed in cinemas for over 2 months. The film has been sold to over 40 territories including Senator in Germany.
Ecstasy was awarded Best film at the Mexico, Litchfield Hills, Big Island, Sacramento, Honolulu, Charleston, Penine Film Festivals; and won Best Cinematography at the Milan Film Festival. Rob Heydon was nominated for Best Writing and Best Directing at the Milan Film Festival.

Heydon won a Juno Award for Best Music Video for Edwin's "Alive", which also won People's Choice Award at Much Music Video Awards.
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 International Film Festival).

One of Heydon’s first positions in film was assisting Allen Yamashita in a number of ride-film projects and installations. Yamashita was the assistant to Special Effects maestros Doug Trumbull and Richard Yuricich on Blade Runner.

Also we are in post production on the feature documentary on legendary Producer’s Rep - Jeff “The Dude” Dowd the inspiration for the Coen Brothers’ film The Big Lebowski and he has sold and marketed some of the biggest independent films ever, such as The Blair Witch Project, Blood Simple, Gandhi, The Black Stallion, and Chariots of Fire.

Producer

Ecstasy Film Inc.

February 2002July 2013 (11 years 6 months)

Currently, we are distributing and delivering the film Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, a film based on the bestselling book by Irvine (Trainspotting) Welsh. Optioned rights, supervised re-write of screenplays, attached film actors, approved budgets and schedules, structured legal framework of co-productions, raised co-financing for production.



Get ready for what acclaimed Scottish author Irvine Welsh calls ''one of the first modern-age, chemical-generation rom-coms.''
And the man directing the film in question is Canadian Rob Heydon, who is adapting Welsh's ''Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance'' for the big screen.
The movie, "Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy,'' is expected to come out in 2011 and will star Scottish actor Adam Sinclair and Vancouver-born Kristin Kreuk of ''Smallville'' fame.
Welsh, whose numerous literary credits include ''Trainspotting'' and ''The Acid House,'' says ''loads of kids'' will identify with the film about a woman who leaves her husband and throws herself into the rave scene of the 1990s.

Producer, Writer, Director

Rob Heydon Productions Inc.

October 2010June 2012 (1 year 9 months)

After 10 years of development hell, we just wrapped my film Ecstasy in Scotland in February, 2011.
Check it out at:
http://www.facebook.com/IrvineWelshsEcstacy

Shasha Grant Finalist

Shasha Grant Screenplay Competition at The Circle conference in Abu Dhabi.

20082008 (less than a year)

Pitching Films

Director

Proteus

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Wireless industry

January 1998January 2006 (8 years 1 month)

We produce documentaries and feature films.
Recently, Go Further a film we shot starring Woody Harrelson won People's Choice Award runner up at The Toronto Film Festival.

Currently, we are finishing development and financing Ecstasy, a film based on the bestselling book by Irvine (Trainspotting) Welsh. We are developing a slate of films to be produced after Ecstasy

Producer/Director

Link 2 Media

19992001 (2 years)

We produced and directed over 100 music video, commercials and documentaries. Clients include Johnny Walker, VOLVO, Molson, Burton Snowboards, Air Transat, Freshjive, Airwalk, Diesel, BEDROCK, NinjaTune Records, SONY, BMG, Universal and many more.

Independent Video Producer

A&M Records and Virgin Records

19982001 (3 years)

Producing Music Videos

Project Manager

iMagic Infomedia

19961997 (1 year)

Produced and managed cutting edge Internet based media projects, multimedia projects, web sites. Clients include: Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Tourism Association, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The New Airport.

Producer/Production Manager

iMagic Multimedia

May 1995February 1996 (10 months)

Worked on Internet based media project, multimedia project, web sites. Clients include: Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Tourism Association, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The New Airport.

Assoc. Prod.

Sim EX Entertainment

19931994 (1 year)

Sim Ex produces ride films like Days of Thunder the ride, Tour of the Universe, Sea Trek and many more. Heydon was the assistant to producer Allan Yamashita.

Rob Heydon's Projects

  • Edwin "Alive"

    • November 2000 to April 2001
    Team Members: Rob Heydon, Alex Boothby

    Award winning music video for EDWIN.

Rob Heydon's Languages

  • French

Rob Heydon's Skills & Expertise

  1. Film Production
  2. Creative Visualization
  3. Screenwriting
  4. Branding & Identity
  5. Budgets
  6. Project Management
  7. Contract Negotiation
  8. Market Research
  9. New Media
  10. Production Planning
  11. Film
  12. Digital Media
  13. Content Strategy
  14. Feature Films
  15. Television
  16. Video Production
  17. Entertainment
  18. Commercials
  19. Post Production
  20. Documentaries
  21. Video
  22. Music Videos
  23. Cinematography
  24. Producing
  25. Directing
  26. Casting
  27. Creative Writing
  28. Comedy
  29. Pre-production
  30. Screenplays
  31. Screenwriter
  32. Final Draft
  33. Creative Direction
  34. Reality
  35. Short Films
  36. Independent Film
  37. Scripting
  38. Narrative
  39. Media Production
  40. Multimedia
  41. Film Finance
  42. Line Producing
  43. Animation
  44. Drama
  45. HD Video
  46. Web Video
  47. Film Editing
  48. Dvd
  49. Festivals
  50. Voice Over

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Rob Heydon's Education

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Cert., Screenwriting

19931995

Western University

BA, Film

19891992

Activities and Societies: Film Club, Film Writer at The Gazette

Rob Heydon's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Creative Development, Film, Art, Philosophy, Yoga, aSmallWorld, Strategic Philanthrophy for a Sustainable Future.

Groups and Associations:

Institute for International Film Financing (IIFF), ASW, Habitat for Humanity, OXFAM,

Honors and Awards:

Juno Award - Best Video, Much Music - People's Choice Award, People's Choice runner up - Toronto International Film Festival, Best Short Film - Canadian Independent Film Festival.

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