The Vancouver Observer gets Heganized

Hegan (in green shirt) on the set of his film Heart of Whistler

photo: Chad Verigin

Several years ago I began attending Vancouver's Celluloid Social Club. Every now and then a ghostly figure would emerge from the shadows, glide onto the stage, and slay us with his natural wit.

It was always one of the highlights of the evening listening to funnyman Ken Hegan reiterate stories or banter hilariously as he introduced the next group of artists.

Eventually the multi-talented Hegan relocated to The Big Smoke and the club shifted gears. I thought we'd sadly seen the last of him.


A few months ago when I heard that Hegan was in town for an event, I couldn't pass up the opportunity

for an interview. Many months and just as many emails later Hegan delivered and he didn't disappoint.


WD: Could you please tell us a little about yourself.



My stats:

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 177 lbs

Skin: Freckled and handsome

Home town: Kamloops

Current city: Toronto


Hobby: Left-shooting power forward on my beer league hockey team, the Winnipeg Wheatfield



Career: Screenwriter, director, humour journalist, travel writer.

Writer of four feature comedy scripts.

Writer/director of five short films that have screened at over 100 film festivals including:

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