Christian Heynen (born 1973) has an M.A. in theatre, film and television sciences. He has been working as a freelance journalist, author and documentary filmmaker for more than ten years, gaining work experience in Asia, America and Europe.
His focus lies on internationally co-produced documentaries for prime time TV. Several of his productions made for ARD, ARTE, Discovery Channel, MDR, NDR, RBB, WDR, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, 3SAT and other broadcasters have been nominated at film festivals (e.g. Trento Bergfilm Festival).
Aside from filming, he also writes non-fiction books, screenplays and articles for print media (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Rheinische Post, Mare).