Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Army Combat Veteran Darren Heard is a Miami-based filmmaker currently studying for his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). During undergrad at New York Film Academy (NYFA), Darren crewed on many professional projects outside the classroom. He worked with major production companies like ESPN, NBC, CNBC, BET, and Revolt TV. He also wrote and directed three short films, all of which were accepted into film festivals with “Puppy Love,” his latest, forecasted to be the most successful. Darren is currently writing a new adapted feature screenplay with hopes of completion by fall 2020. His goal is to produce and direct the screenplay by the end of 2021 before completion of his degree. His dream is to build a production company with his son, Howard University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Alum, Sideeq Heard, who is currently studying for his Master of Fine Arts at New York University (NYU).