Rob Heydon is an award-winning filmmaker of international acclaim, whose credits span directing, writing, and producing. Based in Toronto, he has been making films for over 20 years. He began his career by directing music videos, winning a Juno Award for Best Music Video for Edwin’s Alive. After directing over 100 music videos and commercials, he went on to shoot the film Go Further, starring Woody Harrelson (Audience Award runner-up at TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival), as well as the feature documentary on legendary Producer’s Rep - Jeff “The Dude” Dowd, the inspiration for the Coen Brothers’ film The Big Lebowski. Heydon’s next feature film was Ecstasy, based on the bestselling novel by Irvine Walsh, which has won awards around the world.
Heydon honed his producing skills at the acclaimed Canadian Film Center, founded by Norman Jewison, where he worked as a Production Manager and as a Producer. He now has extensive experience in treaty co-productions and international financing.
Heydon produced the adventure TV series “The Pinkertons”, and the acclaimed family adventure film Midnight Sun, directed by Roger Spottiswoode. He is working with LAbased Icelandic producer Joni Sighvatsson on “Last Rituals”, a Nordic Noir TV series set in Iceland for RUV and Rogers in Canada.