Professor Heslin will be played by…

If you read the novel or listened to the audiobook, you already know that Professor Heslin is a key character and is instrumental to the Dead Hunt story. He’s an inconsolable scientist who will not accept the death of his little girl. Everything he does is the epitome of a father’s love – Dead Hunt is the story of what happens when that love drives a man towards a goal whose very success means the collapse of the world as we know it.

Of all the roles in the upcoming movie, Professor Heslin was the most sought-after role, and deciding who landed this iconic role was not to be taken lightly.

Picture of Darren AndreaAll the video auditions I received were great, but there could only be one Heslin, and one video stood out amongst the others… I contacted Darren Andrea and invited him over for a coffee to talk about film-making. We had a great chat, and my 2-hour conversation with this down-to-earth guy solidified my decision… a handshake later we had our Professor Heslin.

Darren has a world of experience and is no stranger to film. He has worked on:

  • Love You to Death (1989)
  • Outcast (1990)
  • The Undertaker’s Wedding (1997)
  • How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days (2003)

as well as several TV shows such as:

  • La Femme Nikita
  • RoboCop
  • Forever Knight
  • Top Cops 
  • Katts and Dog
  • Kung Fu – the Legend Continues
  • Doc
  • Leap Years
  • Once A Thief

as well as an extensive list of National and International commercials and several plays including The West Side StoryThe King and I, The Canterville Ghost, Oliver and others including Fort Petrie – a play he wrote and directed.

Darren and I will also be working on another film project we hope to start shooting in a couple of weeks, but I’ll save that announcement for another time. Today I’d like you to help me welcome Darren Andrea to the Dead Hunt family!

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4 Responses to Professor Heslin will be played by…

  1. The Dead Hunt movie sounds amazing. I am a singer/songwriter and just graduated from Music Business program at NSCC. I would be glad to give you a hand with promotion or any part of the movie.
    Helen-Ann Burrows

  2. Kate MacKinnon says:

    Has the girl been cast yet?

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