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 Planet 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: Design, Chance and the First Life on Earth and The Design Life Collection—a documentary trilogy that explores evidence for design and purpose in the animal kingdom. METAMORPHOSIS: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies, FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds and LIVING WATERS: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth 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 40-year marriage to his wife, Joni (the most patient, understanding woman in the universe). They have been blessed with four adult sons.

Big Changes

Big Changes Over the years I’ve been asked several times, “What’s it like to be a documentary filmmaker?” I’ve come up with a concise response: “Today may be the best time in history to be making documentary films…and, it may also be the most difficult time in history to do so.” Why is

Merry Christmas from the Moon

Merry Christmas from the Moon On Christmas Eve 1968, three American astronauts became the first human beings to orbit the moon. It was one of the greatest achievements in history. Four months earlier—while embroiled with the Soviet Union in a heated race to the moon—NASA made an aggressive and potentially

Call of the Cosmos

The greatness and glory of God shine forth marvelously in all his works and is to be read in the open book of the heavens.       ~ Galileo Galilei Call of the Cosmos Many years ago, when our four sons were young, Joni and I bought them