John Angell Grant
John Angell Grant

John Angell Grant is a writer/director from Palo Alto, California. His short film “Two Stoners” has won 12 awards, including “Best Indie Super Short Film” at the 8 & Halfilm Awards, a festival in honor of Fellini’s masterpiece “8 1/2.” You can see the film here:  https://youtu.be/FiWuqdvtA_Q

Grant’s latest short film, “1958” has won four awards, including “Gold Award for Best Super Short Film” at the Florence Film Festival. You can see the film here: https://youtu.be/LsiTYMf3iFg


Academica Press published his book entitled Women and Religion in the Modern Drawing Room Plays of T.S. Eliot.  Read more

Grant’s serialized novel A Deadly Secret tells of homicide and intrigue in present-day Palo Alto. Episodes from the novel were published each day in the Palo Alto Daily Post. Read episodes

Grant’s earlier serialized novel Palo Alto Odyssey, about rapidly changing life in present-day Palo Alto, ran for seventy-two episodes in the Palo Alto Daily Post newspaper in the fall of 2015. Read episodes


John Angell Grant - Package for Max
Kim Baer, Abraham Arello and David Grissom in John Angell Grant’s play “A Package for Max” at New Branch Theater Company in Chicago

Grant is also the author of twelve produced stage plays. Read more

Holocaust Interviews

During his tenure as video producer for San Francisco’s Holocaust Oral History Project, Grant produced hundreds of video interviews with Holocaust survivors, witnesses, and liberators. Read more


Grant has made 100 short films. See some here.