The brothers were close and worked on movies together, including 2007's "Boxboarders!," which was featured at the Newport Beach Film Festival. They also collaborated — either on story or screenplay — for the films "The Condemned" and "Clockstoppers," the latter starring actor Jesse Bradford.
Hedden's birthday was May 4. His brother recalled getting lunch with him and their mother that day.
Hedden told them about his excitement for a novel he was about to start and about his girlfriend, with whom he was in love. He then asked them if they wanted to go sit on the bench dedicated in 1985 to their father, Bob Hedden, in Heisler Park.
"He was as serene and happy as I'd seen in a long time," Rob Hedden said. "That helped all of us tremendously that we got that last beautiful day together."