Sam Grana is an award-winning film and television producer, screenwriter, and actor. Earlier in his career, he helped pioneer the National Film Board of Canada’s foray into ‘alternative drama’ documentary fiction filmmaking. He was nominated for Genie Awards (Canada’s Oscars) for his supporting performance in 90 Days (1985) and for writing and producing Train of Dreams (1987). His 1992 mini-series, The Boys of St. Vincent, was nominated for 9 Gemini Awards (Canada’s Emmys) and won 7, including Best Dramatic Mini-Series, and Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, for which Sam shared the honours. The Boys of St. Vincent also won the Grand Prize at the then Banff Television Festival, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award. He has continued producing compelling and acclaimed film and television for both the English and French markets in Canada since through his production company Grana Productions.