Tom Radford, ’66 BA is a distinguished documentarian. He has played a pivotal role in Canada’s film industry, inspiring an entire generation of filmmakers. His career as a writer, director and producer has earned him numerous national and international awards and accolades. For more than 40 years, he has had a profound influence on Canada’s television and film industries. In 1980, as an executive producer at the National Film Board (NFB), he founded the NFB Northwest Studio in Edmonton, which launched more than two decades of unparalleled film activity in Alberta and supported the development of many of our country’s filmmakers. He also initiated the National Screen Institute and established one of the first independent production companies in Edmonton.