Tjardus Greidanus

Director-Editor-DP Tjardus Greidanus directed his first feature at the age of 16 after his family emigrated from Holland to Alberta, Canada. "The Fire Within," a historical epic about the Spanish invasion of Holland, won the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Award for best amateur film and opened the door to film school at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Graduating with honors, he worked in the Canadian film industry as an assistant director and locations manager on numerous movies and television series, including "This Boy's Life," "The X-Files" and "21 Jump Street." Greidanus then moved to Los Angeles where he wrote, directed and edited HBO specials and DVD content for such films as director Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous," Michael Mann's "Ali" and "Collateral," and James L. Brooks's "Spanglish." Five years ago he returned to the set as a DP, shooting behind-the-scenes for "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Miami Vice" and "Public Enemies." He has since photographed several feature documentaries and was Director of Photography on the cutting-edge PBS series, "Wired Science." He co-wrote and edited the feature documentary "My Tale of Two Cities" for director Carl Kurlander, with whom he collaborated on "The Shot Felt 'Round the World." In September 2010, he is set to direct the narrative film, "A New York Heartbeat," a dramatic coming-of-age story set in the fifties, based on his original script.

Tjardus Greidanus (Director, Editor, Director of Photography)
Carl Kurlander (Producer)
Laura Davis (Producer)
Stephanie Dangel Reiter (Executive Producer)
Kris Veenis (Co-Producer)
Billy White Acre (Composer)