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.


Fantastic Fireflies If you’ve read any of my eblasts over the past three years, you know that I’m a huge advocate for God’s glorious gift of wonder—especially as it’s revealed in the natural world through everything He has made (Romans 1:18,19). The Lord speaks to us through maple trees,


Birds of the Sun Ten years ago, Jerry and I packed up our camera gear and headed north to Alaska. Our goal was to find and film one of the world’s most remarkable animal species—the Arctic terns. Every year these small (they weigh less than five ounces) birds make


A Whale of a Story Of all the many fascinating things Jerry Harned and I have photographed during the past 38 years, our experiences with humpback whales rank near the top of the list. We’ve been blessed by numerous opportunities to work in close proximity (sometimes less than 20

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