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In 2009, SACHA GERVASI (Directed by) wrote and directed the acclaimed documentary ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL, which The New Yorker critic Anthony Lane referred to as "the most stirring release of the year," while The London Times called it "the greatest movie ever made about rock 'n' roll." The story traces the influential career of the band Anvil, once hailed the demigods of the Canadian heavy metal scene, and their last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune. For ANVIL, THE STORY OF ANVIL, Gervasi won Best Documentary at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards and was nominated by the DGA for Outstanding Directorial Achievement. The film also won the 2010 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Arts and Culture Program" as well as being shortlisted by many critics groups around the country as one of the best documentaries of the year. As a teenager in London in 1981, Gervasi had befriended Anvil when they played at the famed Marquee Club, and eventually became a roadie for the band on three tours. After being taught how to play the drums by Anvil's Robb Reiner, Gervasi played with several London bands, and later became one of the founding members of the rock group Bush.

After working for British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, Gervasi moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to attend the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA's film school, where he twice won the BAFTA LA scholarship. While in the program, he supported himself by working as a journalist, writing for newspapers and magazines. He was later appointed the Hunter/Zakin screenwriting chair at UCLA and taught there in the spring of 2009.

Gervasi got his start in film after penning THE BIG TEASE, which he co-wrote with Craig Ferguson, and later went on to write THE TERMINAL, which was directed by Steven Spielberg in 2004 and starring Tom Hanks. He also wrote and executive produced the film HENRY'S CRIME, starring Keanu Reeves, James Caan and Vera Farmiga.

Gervasi is currently attached to write and direct a biopic about actor HervE Villechaize, based on Gervasi's own interviews with the diminutive Frenchman, conducted only days before the actor committed suicide in 1993.

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