Paul Almond began his career producing and directing over 120 television dramas for the CBC, the BBC, ABC, Granada TV in England (where he created his landmark documentary 7UP) and many other networks in the United States. His numerous awards include 12 Genies, including Best Feature Director and Best TV Director, a Hollywood Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Picture and another by his peers in the Directors Guild of America as Best Feature Director.
He has written or adapted a dozen plays for television and five screenplays for motion pictures, as well as having made pictures for such major studios as Paramount, Universal and MGM. His trilogy starring Geneviève Bujold,Isabel, Act of the Heart, and Journey, is considered part of the Canadian film canon. A retrospective of his films toured Canada in 2000-2001. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of Canada. He has now turned his talents to writing a series of novels based on his own family’s pioneering adventures in Canada, the Alford Saga. Paul Almond lives on the Gaspé Peninsula in Shigawake, Quebec, and in Malibu, California.