Genre screenwriter, experimental filmmaker & environmental activist, Gavin is best known for co-writing: Bad Hat Harry's macabre horror hit THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION for Paramount, and PHROGS, his upcoming collaboration with Sam Raimi, to be directed by Gavin's frequent writing partner Adam Robitel... Heffernan and Robitel are also creating their first original television shows: a gritty, grounded horror saga produced by Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures, and a unique character-driven private eye procedural with an inspirational twist, produced by Sony Pictures, Nick Stoller, and Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment.
Gavin is also known for directing dynamic visual work, most notably LED videos for two songs on THE ROLLING STONES 2015 ZIP CODE stadium tour, as well as their 2016 Desert Trip shows. Heffernan and frequent shooting partner Harun Mehmedinovic also contributed psychedelic visuals to PINK FLOYD's ROGER WATERS 2016 Concerts and PAUL SIMON'S Homeward Bound Tour in 2018.
Gavin's timelapse art has also been featured on Virgin America flights, BBC Earth, BRAVO's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce", the LA 2024 Olympics Bid, and media outlets like TIME, National Geographic, CBS News, USA TODAY, and WIRED. Borrego Springs, California named the 2014 edition of their annual town festival after Heffernan's "Borrego Stardance" astro timelapse and October 25th was named "Gavin Heffernan Day" in San Diego County.
In 2015, Heffernan and Mehmedinovic launched SKYGLOW, a crowdfunded book and Blu Ray project to tackle the rising danger and damage of urban light pollution. The campaign generated significant publicity and ended up as the fourth most successful Kickstarter ever in the Photobooks category. With the aid of the International Dark Sky Association, Gavin and Harun crossed the continent in a grueling quest to raise awareness and photograph the most incredible endangered skies and document the impact of their demise...