Sacha Gervasi

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Sacha Gervasi (b. 1966) is a British journalist, screenwriter and award-winning director of films.

Early life and career in screen-writing

Born in London in 1966, Sacha Gervasi was educated at Westminster School, and then read modern history at King's College London. As a teenager in 1981, Gervasi befriended Canadian metal band Anvil when they played London and became a roadie for the band on three tours eventually becoming close friends until a falling out in 1986.Anvil: The Story of Anvil by Steve Kudlow and Robb Reiner (Foreword by Slash) Bantam Press (March 13, 2009) ISBN 0593063643 page 127 and 165

Gervasi's first position was to work for the Poet Laureate of England, Ted Hughes at the Arvon Writing Foundation, founded by two young poets, John Fairfax and John Moat, in 1968. After completing his degree, he subsequently worked for John Calder of the Samuel Beckett archive helping to arrange a vast sale of Beckett’s personal papers at Sotheby’s in 1989, including Beckett’s own annotated version of Waiting for Godot which sold to Trinity College, Dublin.

Gervasi moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to attend the graduate screen-writing programme at UCLA Film School, where he twice won the BAFTA/LA scholarship. While in the programme, he supported himself by working as a journalist, writing for newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, The Observer, and Punch.

Gervasi got his film writing start with The Big Tease,...
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