Darren Wilson

  • Founder
  • | Director
  • | Producer
  • | Writer
  • | Editor
  • | Production Coordinator

Darren founded Wanderlust Productions in 2006 when he started stumbling through his first feature film, Finger of God. Later, he decided to surround himself with people who were more talented than him to help create his next features, Furious Love and Father of Lights, but of course he takes all the credit for their great work. Since then, Darren has created The Greatest Fight, with UFC/WWF superstar Ken Shamrock, and the two films Holy Ghost (2014) & Holy Ghost: Reborn (2015). Darren’s job description includes creating the stories, speaking and showing off the films, doing lots of interviews, planning all the shoots, and schmoozing with awesome people around the world. Darren taught for 10 years at Judson University before moving into production full time, and he is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Judson. Charisma Magazine recently named him one of the “21 Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow’s Church”, and DeVon Franklin, VP of Production at Columbia Pictures calls him “one of the most innovative filmmakers and authors of faith today.” He has a wonderful and long-suffering wife, Jenell, and three wonderful children, Serenity, Stryder, and River. He also has two cats (meh) and the best dogs in the world, Moses and Maui.

Braden Heckman

  • CEO
  • | Producer
  • | CFO
  • | CMO

Braden has humble beginnings as a student in Darren’s video classes at Judson University. Once Finger of God was released, Darren contracted him to “fix all the mistakes.” He was also involved in just about every aspect of Furious Love, not excluding filming while sitting amongst cockroaches in Bangkok. He started full time in January 2010 and now runs the company as CEO. To his surprise, he has developed a passion for all things business and just recently successfully completed his MBA at the University of Chicago. Braden likes to look at the big picture and the long term and has big dreams for Wanderlust as a company. He happily lives with his gorgeous wife and yellow lab, Luke. Oh, and he loves to receive packages via UPS (especially if there are gadgets within).

Brittney Banks

  • Studio Manager
  • | Event Production Manager
  • | Sales Manager
  • | Sales Rep

Brittney started with Wanderlust Productions in May of 2008 right after graduating from Judson University where she first met Darren Wilson, as her professor. Less than a week after graduation she started shipping out copies of Finger of God, answering emails and phone calls. Now, six years down the road, she has done almost every job you can imagine in a film company, besides actually using a camera. Her main focus now is to oversee Sales & Distribution and Event Production along with serving Darren as his assistant, managing schedules, production coordination, overseeing accounting, studio management, and the list goes on and on. The phrase “I’ll take care of it” is a daily occurrence from Brittney in the Wanderlust Office. She resides in Elgin, IL only a short walk away from the Wanderlust office – yes, she is just that committed to the job.

Kayla Iserman

  • Customer Experience Manager
  • | Event Team

Kayla is responsible for administration, social networking and customer relations at Wanderlust Productions. When you call, you can expect to hear her colorful personality at the other end! She joined the team in May of 2014 to help manage the mayhem of Holy Ghost tour season. She’s completed her BA of Psychology from Judson University and received her Cosmetology License from Milan Institute! Her passion in life is to love on people, specifically children! She’s also fueled by being immersed in and learning from other cultures. When Kayla is not in the office, you will most likely find her in creativity, whether it’s fashion, painting, pottery, cake decorating, or home remodeling!

Josiah Lenz

  • Graphic Designer
  • | Webmaster
  • | Online Marketing Director
  • | IT Specialist

Josiah joined the Wanderlust team in February of 2013. Bringing his graphic and web design experience, he desires to bring a unique spin to an already creative team. Josiah is passionate about design, music, and God. He loves the creative process of an idea becoming reality, but nothing, however, excites Josiah more than when others encounter the love of God. He enjoys summertime cookouts with friends. Some of his other favorites include Tom & Eddie’s, Band of Brothers, Joe Satriani, Blackmill, and Bethel Music. Josiah and his beautiful wife Abbi have been married for over 10 years. They have three children, Isaiah (the engineer), Gabriel (the passionate), and Naphtali (the firecracker). Also, the black bear is best.

The spirit of Wanderlust captured in photographic form by Robb Davidson.