Recent Films


Director:  Gavin Heffernan

Music:  Moby, Adam Jeremy Williams

Genre:  Experimental, Timelapse


See the world like never before through the psychadelic galaxy timelapses of Gavin Heffernan and his team from Sunchaser Pictures. Using the natural rotation of the Earth's Axis, a unique digital painting of star trails streaking across the night sky comes to life. Shot in some of the darkest skies on earth, including Death Valley and Joshua Tree, California.


“Pretty spectacular… Truly Wondrous Starporn” – POPULAR SCIENCE

“A dizzying digital version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night” – TREK WORLD

“Awe-inspiring” - Scientific American.


Directors:  Gavin Heffernan

Producers:  Michael Darrow, Gavin Heffernan, Briana Nadeau

Genre: Experimental, Timelapse


Fed up with the failures of mankind, a cruel race of UFOs set out to destroy Earth and all that inhabit it. Can civilization survive the incredible onslaught of the attackers? BARAKA meets WAR OF THE WORLDS in this unique sci-fi allegorical adventure, told through an unconventional arrangement of dramatic timelapses, ancient radio plays and seat-shaking sound design, from Gavin Heffernan. Premiered at the 40th Festival Nouveau Cinema in Montreal. The follow-up to award-winning 2010 shorts collection, DEVOLUTION.


Director:  Paul Ward

Producer/2nd Camera: Gavin Heffernan

Genre:  Horror


The literary sequel to the King novel SALEM'S LOT, originally published in the author’s iconic NIGHT SHIFT horror anthology. This incarnation is written and directed by award-winning Irish filmmaker Paul Ward, and stars horror icon Reggie Bannister of PHANTASM fame. Sunchaser's Gavin Heffernan served as a Producer on the film as well as 2nd camera and timelapse shooter. For more on the project, check out this exclusive set visit from DREAD CENTRAL. 


Directors:   Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan, Adam Green, Joe Lynch, 

Editor/Co-Producer:  Gavin Heffernan (Sullivan Segment)

Genre:  Horror Anthology


It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America and Cecil B. Kaufman has planned the ultimate marathon of lost film prints to unleash upon his faithful cinephile patrons. Four films so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil until this very night! With titles like Wadzilla, I Was A Teenage Werebear, The Diary of Anne Frankenstein, and Zom-B-Movie, Chillerama not only celebrates the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also spans over four decades of cinema with something for every bad taste. Heffernan was Editor and Co-Producer of Sullivan's segment, as well as Associate Producer on the official CHILLERAMA MUSIC VIDEO.


Director:  Gavin Heffernan

Cinematographers:  Erik Forssell, Eric Koretz

Genre:  Experimental, Anti-War Doc


After premiering at SXSW, this experimental walk through the Peace Movement in the USA played more than forty of the top film festivals across the country. In addition, the short found a global audience with festival screenings in over fifteen countries, including Russia, Germany, Spain, UK, Turkey, Italy, Poland, France, Greece, Portugal, Romania and Denmark. Winner of a Silver Bear at the 37th Festival of Nations in Austria 2009 as well as Best Experimental Film at the 2009 Oxford Film Festival and Best Cinematography at the 2008 Canadian Film Festival in Toronto. Watch it here: