About Lad Allen

Lad Allen is co-founder of Illustra Media, a motion picture production ministry based in Southern California. He has produced, written, and directed more than 100 films and received several international awards. Illustra documentaries UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF LIFE, THE PRIVILEGED PLANES and DARWIN'S DILEMMA have helped popularize the scientific case for intelligent design. These films have been translated into more than 20 languages and distributed throughout the world. Lad has also headed production on a series of documentaries based upon Lee Strobel's best selling books THE CASE FOR CHRIST, THE CASE FOR FAITH and THE CASE FOR A CREATOR. His other productions have included ORIGIN and THE DESIGN OF LIFE COLLECTION—a documentary trilogy that explores evidence for design and purpose in the animal kingdom. METAMORPHOSIS, FLIGHT and LIVING WATERS are currently in worldwide distribution. Lad was previously director of film production at Campus Crusade for Christ and Moody Institute of Science. He lives in southern California and has enjoyed an extraordinary 47-year marriage to his wife, Joni (the most patient, understanding woman in the universe). They have been blessed with four adult sons.

Let the Fire Fall June 25 2023

Let the Fire Fall He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed.              ~Albert Einstein Since we launched the John 10:10 Project website and ministry five years ago, one of our foremost objectives has been kindle a sense


The Elephant's Trunk When I was a young boy growing up in southern California, my folks would often take my sister and me to the San Diego Zoo.  The minute we’d walk through the entrance, I’d head directly to the elephant exhibit.  Big, slow moving, and always easy to


Dwell On These Things Almost 50 years ago, I was introduced to a passage of Scripture that had a profound impact on my life. I had just finished college and was taking my initial steps toward establishing a career in filmmaking. Unfortunately, the pieces weren’t coming together quickly or

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