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.


Skeleton Keys This is the time of year when skeletons make their annual surge into popular culture. They seem to be everywhere during these weeks prior to Halloween.  I see them on the porches of the houses I jog by in the morning. They’re the featured themes for competitive


Sharpshooter I never cease to be amazed at how God uses projects we worked on long ago for purposes we never dreamed possible during the moments of their production. Here’s a recent example. Last year while I was in Oregon visiting my grandkids, some footage we had shot in


Newton's God Today, we’re pleased to present NEWTON’S GOD. It’s a short exploration of the life and faith of Sir Isaac Newton, the British physicist who has often been called the greatest scientist in history. Newton’s contributions to the development of physics, calculus, the laws of motion, and the

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