The Vancouver Observer gets Heganized

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KH: Directing my own HBO series and/or feature films on location in Vancouver with a local crew and Hollywood money.

 

WD: What do you think the industry in Canada will be like in five years?

 

KH: Same as now: five years from now, the film industry will be incredibly competitive. Hard working people with the right combination of hustle, perseverance, contacts, and the best ideas will win. Also, I can’t wait until everything is in 3-D, especially softcore Swedish porn.

 

WD: Do you have any advice for up and coming people in your field?

 

KH:

1) Show up every day.

2) Don’t reveal your work to the public until it’s so good it’s undeniable.

3) Here’s a revolutionary idea: Don’t be a dick.

4) Respectful perseverance. I sent my articles to The Georgia Straight every month for a year and a half before they finally called me back. Then my first assignment for them, a cover story about mascot abuse, won the National Magazine Award for Best Humour Article. I then re-wrote that article and got it published in Rolling Stone, which directly lead to me getting hired to co-write the epic Opening Essay for CTV’s coverage of the 2010 Olympic Games that was seen by a record 13.3 million viewers.

But if I gave up on the Straight after they ignored my first few article submissions, it never would have happened.

5) Funny is money.

     

 

Hegan never slows down for a moment. His energy and determination are inspiring. Word has it he's headed to the Banff World Television Festival this year. Look out Alberta, you're about to be Heganized (that's a good thing).    

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