Graham Yost is the Emmy and Peabody award-winning executive producer and showrunner behind such Peak TV hits as Justified and The Americans. As a writer, he was the screenwriter behind the boxoffice smash "Speed" and episodes of "Band of Brothers."
He is also, as he was called back in the day, "Son of Elwy," as in Elwy Yost, TVO's Saturday Night at the Movies host who was a one-man film studies course for many of us who grew up in Ontario in the '70s through the '90s.
Graham talks lovingly about his dad and the new documentary "Magic Shadows, Elwy Yost: A Life in Movies," premiering Sat., Nov. 27 on TVO.
He insists his enthusiastic dad really didn't like every movie he saw: "He just didn't talk about the ones he didn't like." Yost Senior was actually a discerning viewer who could tell in 30 seconds if a film had any merit.
Graham also talks about growing up in Etobicoke, studying at U of T's Trinity college and being the drummer for The Lava Men, a sideline he was into around the time we first met.
He also talks about his latest TV projects, including two exciting shows he's currently shooting in The UK for AppleTV+