Alistair A. Vogan
In Nara, Japan, McCLeod Ganj, India
Introduced to Ivan Von Noshrilgram Sr.
With Bruce McCulloch, The Kids In The Hall (T.K.I.T.H.), Craig Lauzon of The Canadian Air Farce, Adam McKay of Saturday Night Live...
The Crash of Twenty-nine @ The Second City
Same Guys, New Dresses (T.K.I.T.H.)
Death To Smoochy (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc)
Stealing Harvard (Imagine Entertainment)
At the United Arab Emirates University
How To Lose Your Voice Without Screaming (I.V.N.F.)
By Degrees The Gentlest Asinine Expression (I.V.N.F.)
My Hideous Blind Spot: a Practical Introduction (TBA)
Fought and belittled colon cancer
And the morning lasted all day (Pinecrest Pictures Int.)
Alistair A. Vogan is a Canadian script doctor and author whose career in storytelling stretches over three decades. Some highlights include his time spent on Parliament Hill working with the (then) Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, and in feature film story development with Saturday Night Live staff writer / feature film director Adam McKay and Canadian comedy legend / director Bruce McCulloch. In addition to being a contributing writer for the wildly popular The Kids In The Hall North American Reunion Tour, 'Same Guys, Different Dresses', and a produced playwright ('The Crash of Twenty-Nine'). Alistair spent nearly a decade as a professional screenwriter and script doctor (Imagine Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. etc) before writing the first words of The Ivan Von Noshrilgram Foundation classic HOW TO LOSE YOUR VOICE WITHOUT SCREAMING (Volume One).
Alistair's second work is the hysterical BY DEGREES THE GENTLEST ASININE EXPRESSION, published by 'The Foundation'. This satirical collection, written in the spirit of David Sedaris, Mark Twain and Woody Allen, captures the lives of two families across six decades and four continents, and examines the unspoken connection between the Stockholm Syndrome and the family bond.
Alistair is engaged in a number of projects. He is presently awaiting the release of MY HIDEOUS BLIND SPOT: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION, a bildungsromanian novel set in the 90's. In the summer of 2020 Alistair will be directing the film AND THE MORNING LASTED ALL DAY in a coproduction with Pinecrest Pictures International.
Alistair is presently a visiting researcher at United Arab Emirates University focusing on the intersection of A.I., robotics, and cognition. Following this will be the non-fiction book FOCUS which will examine the fundamental nature of cognitive closure in art, religion, self deception and the construction reality.
Fiction up next: SPOT, an exploration of quantum mechanics, gravitational singularity and the end of all time, but in a funny way. It is expected to be released in late 2021.
My Hideous Blind Spot: a Practical Introduction
The Ivan Von Noshrilgram Literary Podcast (Guest Host)
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