Vancouver Vagabond (2009)

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A wacky and darkly candid autobiographical doc-drama of Heath Tait's start as an artist and animator struggling through the Gen-X 90's, attempting his indie career outside of Hollywood North, Canada.


Heath Tait


Heath Tait (story and screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Marty Andaluz Marty Andaluz ... El Nino Madman
Georgia Anderson-Pound Georgia Anderson-Pound ... Movie Starlet
Paul Armstrong Paul Armstrong ... Himself (Producer, Celluloid Social Club)
Leila Asdal Leila Asdal ... Hippie Craftsperson
Maude Barlow ... Herself (Chair, Council of Canadians)
Larry Beasley Larry Beasley ... Himself (Vancouver Planning Director)
Lynka Belanger Lynka Belanger ... Herself (Al Sens Animation Optical Service)
Arlene Belcastro Arlene Belcastro ... Wig Lady
Carl Bessai ... Himself (Vancouver Filmmaker)
Shawna Bolton Shawna Bolton ... Heath's High School Horror Shows (archive footage)
Lucien Bouchard ... Himself, Politician (archive footage)
Caroline Brown Caroline Brown ... Hippie Craftsperson
Jennifer Brown Jennifer Brown ... Hippie Craftsperson
Christopher Buckley Christopher Buckley ... Himself - IATSE Permitee
Christine Buhr Christine Buhr ... Fairytale Princess


Vancouver Vagabond, a wacky and darkly candid autobiographical feature premiere and the 1st of a docudrama film trilogy from creator Heath Tait, explores his precarious journey through the 90's as a Gen-X indie artist & animator in and around Hollywood North, the city's politics and it's multi-color character. With the approach of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, the Vagabond series reveal a dramatic slice of both the city's and Canada's back story, historic and contemporary, informative and provocatively entertaining. Heath's personal story is seated firmly within a landscape of postmodern times, archival footage from five sources detailing Canadian and American times past. Written by Heath Tait

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North of the American Dream









Release Date:

1 September 2009 (Canada) See more »


Box Office


CAD300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pictfire Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS (5.1 surround)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joe "Shithead" Keithley, hardcore punk rocker parodies the troubled Rock Star "Pink" (Roger Waters/Syd Barrett) sitting alone in a chair amidst a barren, surreal landscape in a scene often referred to by Heath Tait as the "Joe-Snow" or "Unreachable Star" scene. It was shot Jan 8, 2005 on a rare, opportune day in mild Vancouver, on a rare and opportune open and barren scrubby land in the middle of the city, homeless hovels in the rubble nearby below the unique fully open skyline, crows playing mischievous tricks on the crew, swooping down through the shots- positively fortuitous in this case. The recurring theme 3x throughout the feature made use of all best angles, the shoot ending almost perfectly on time as it grew too dark for exposure, using the Eclair Super 16mm, 320T film. Heath recalled: "the camera's shutter speed had to be slowed a stop or two after maxing out the lens aperture for the final shot. Those old multi-speed 70's cameras were such fun... what spirit". See more »


Heath Tait: Destiny... Allot of people have thought it. Some people have bought it. Others still... They cling to their dreams, or what remains.
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