Geert E. Heetebrij

Geert Heetebrij


BA - Calvin College, Philosophy and Art, 1993

MFA - University of California, Los Angeles, Film, Television and Digital Media, 2014

Research and scholarship

Screenwriting, story structure in visual storytelling, independent filmmaking.


• "The Undergrounds," writer. The screenplay was a semifinalist in the 2013 Page Awards, and winner of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's 2014 Oliver's Prize ("scholarship awarded to Screenwriting graduate student showing excellence in a screenplay written for children, either live-action or animated").

• "The Interior," co-creator. "The Interior" is a dramatic web series that was featured in The Wall Street Journal's "New Media Trends" (12/16/06).

                        Link: Christianity Today Article

• "A Foreign Affair" (aka "Two Brothers and A Bride"), writer-producer. A film with David Arquette, Tim Blake Nelson, and Emily Mortimer that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2003), was distributed worldwide, and got "Two Thumbs Up!" from Ebert and Roeper.

                        Link: Christianity Today ArticleRoger Ebert's Review

• "Black Slaves for Sale," producer, co-director. A documentary about 21st century slave trade in war-torn Sudan. Co-production of EO TV, Netherlands, and NDR, Germany (2000). Shown in over a dozen countries. U.S. Premiere at Amnesty International Film Festival, 2002.

• "Trial by Fire," producer, interviewer. A documentary about female convict firefighters augmenting California's wildfire-fighting forces, EO TV, Netherlands (2000).

• "Love Boat," producer, interviewer. A reality-style 4-episode documentary about NGO Mercy Ships, filmed aboard hospital ship Anastasis in Gambia, Africa for EO TV, Netherlands (2000).


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