Filmmaker Kevan Funk never had a 'Plan B' for his career

He knew from the time he was 12 years old that his living would be directing films. Now he has four Canadian Screen Awards nominations.

He knew from the time he was 12 years old that his living would be directing films

CSA-nominated Kevan Funk knew from the time he was 12 years old that his career would be in directing films. 2:26

Canadian director Kevan Funk grew up surrounded by a family of artists. His experiences with his parents' grassroots theatre company shaped his future as a storyteller, and he fell in love with the art of filmmaking when he discovered the thought-provoking yet accessible films of the 1970s "New Hollywood" era.

A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, B.C., Funk now spends his time making (and watching) independent cinema in Canada. The writer and director of Hello Destroyer strives to make films for a thinking adult audience.

Hello Destroyer has received four 2017 Canadian Screen Awards nominations. The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards air Sunday, March 12 at 8pm local time (9pm AT/9:30 NT) on CBC TV or online here starting with the red carpet at 7:30pm ET.

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