Robert Joseph Ahola is an author, playwright, producer and director who lives in Malibu, California. As CEO of Galahad Films, he has written and produced over 300 films, commercials and documentaries. He has scripted numerous screenplays, including Taking Maria Home, WORLD CLASS/The Jerry Quarry Story, and Synchronicity.
An environmentalist and animal rights activist, Mr. Ahola was the founding Creative Director of The Environmental Network and one of the originators of The Nostalgia Network (sold to Nickelodeon).
He is the author and co-author of twelve published books including the Silent Healer, Delusion is Good, The Return of the Hummingbird Wizard, and I, Dragon (due out in May). He is in the process of completing a 13th, GALAHAD/A Cross in Time, to be published in 2007 by Airleaf.
Robert Joseph Ahola has also authored six published plays, including The Year of the Tiger, HIGH TEA/With His Excellency, Dr. Max Love, Judas Agonistes, Pavlov’s Cats and SCOREKEEPER/The Uncertain Future of Unconditional Love, and is currently at work on a seventh, A Good Walk Spoiled.
He is the winner of several awards for advertising and production design, including three Clios and is Editor and Co-Publisher of a new environmental magazine – The Invisible Quarterly™ — specializing in the rapidly advancing art of Thermography and due out in the summer of 2006. *
* On a personal note, Robert ended up playing rugby (English football) for nearly 30 years, and now coaches Pepperdine University’s Rugby Football Club (pro bono). He attended Washington & Lee and TCU, and did a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was married twice briefly longer ago than he can remember and has been single for at least 37 years. A couple of near trips to the altar were aborted after he finally came to his senses. But he remains good friends with all of his ex-girlfriends and at least one of his ex-wives. He fondly remembers his days at PHS, and did manage to make it back for at least one night during the 1991 Reunion (which is still something of a blur). He looks forward to seeing all of you and to telling as many lies as he can about how perfect everything is in his life. Robert quit going by “Bob” in the early 1960’s because in Texas Bob Ahola always sounded like “Bubba Holder.” And he got tired of explaining himself. He now uses his full name — Robert Joseph Ahola —not so much because it sounds appropriately literary and pretentious (which it does), but also because there is some nut case out there with a Scientology website named… (you guessed it)… Robert Ahola.
“Three Robert Ahola’s in North America, and I get this guy… Hope to see you all on April 28 at Joe T.’s. And by the way it’s amazing how seldom you find good Mexican food in Southern California. Wouldn’t have thought…”