About Ken Matheson

Filmmaker. Father. Police Officer. Adventure Guide. Leading man. Teacher. Chronicler. Documentarian. No matter where his path in life has led him, Ken Matheson has always been a storyteller at heart.


From his earliest deployment in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to his work in the wilds of British Columbia, adventure guiding and instructing wilderness courses, to his current career as a digital documentary filmmaker, Matheson has accumulated more than a few good stories along the way.

He found a way to bring voice to those tales while attending a certificate program conducted by the Centre for Digital Storytelling in conjunction with Royal Roads University. What began as creative curiosity soon grew into Matheson’s passion and his life’s calling. That one program changed the direction of Matheson’s life inspiring him to earn his certificate in Documentary Film Studies at Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts.  He’s been behind the lens ever since.

A member of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) Film Commission and the BC Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada, Matheson expertly navigates the path of each film he creates, building relationships and story lines along the way. The end result of this meticulous process are powerful and compelling films that connect viewers with people, and places while exploring the depth and complexity of the human experience.

A passionate outdoorsman and avid historian, Matheson’s documentaries cover a wide range of subjects including the Grizzly bears of BC’s Khutzeymateen Provincial Park, the Bowron Lakes canoe circuit, workplace harrassment and a career destroyed in Nancy’s Story and the children of Little Moccasins, which, until his short film was released, remained an untold chapter in Canada’s First Nation’s history as seen through the eyes of children.




  • Writer and director Ken Matheson, listened to an idea and heart of a subject near to my heart, turning it into a beautifully written story and film.  He determined all the particulars; writing, videography, sound, interviews and organized it into a quality touching documentary. His editorial skills kept the film visually affective and communicated a unique vision, creating a thoughtful understanding to the films sensitive subject.

  • Working with Ken Matheson on the creation of the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary orientation video was an enjoyable and stress free experience. Ken demonstrated professional and diligent work in all aspects of the project and created an exceptional product for BC Parks and the Lax Kw’alaams Band. Thank you Ken for your patience and efforts in pulling the many facets together to help tell the story of the Khutzeymateen.