Welcome to the official website for Canadian author Ian Ferguson. Ian has enjoyed a lengthy and prolific career in the entertainment industry. He is an author, playwright, educator; and a producer and director working in both theatre and television. He is currently based in Victoria, BC.
Ian has released two new non-fiction humour books: THE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO B.C. (Heritage House); and TRUDEAU ON TRUDEAU: THE DEEP THOUGHTS OF CANADA'S 23rd PRIME MINISTER (Simon and Schuster). Both have appeared on Best Seller lists ~ see the Author page for Book Launch Events and Author readings. Upcoming is BEING CANADIAN the much-anticipated follow up to the Award winning best seller HOW TO BE A CANADIAN (Douglas McIntyre).
Ian produced and directed SHE KILLS ME a TV series featuring funny women, it aired nationally on APTN in 2014-2015. Ian also wrote, directed and produced the feature documentary GONE SOUTH: HOW CANADA INVENTED HOLLYWOOD, broadcast on SuperChannel and screened at a number of Film Festivals in Canada and the US. Ian has worked as an indepedent producer and consultant on a number of TV/Film projects.
In the theatre world - Ian is the creator & director of the popular live comedy show SIN CITY THE LIVE IMPROVISED SERIAL produced by Broad Theatrics. Nominated for two M Awards "Top Improv/Sketch Show" and "Favourite New Production", he directed eight seasons and 155 hilarious episodes in Victoria from 2011 - 2019. www.sincityimprovserial.com
Ian grew up in Northern Alberta as one of six siblings. His unique childhood was the inspiration for his award-winning memoir VILLAGE OF THE SMALL HOUSES. Ian studied set design at Mount Royal College in Calgary, going on to earn a BFA degree in Acting from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and later, an MFA in Theatre Directing from Toronto's York University.