The filmmaker and co-founder of The Sundance Institute directed documentaries on clear power, organ donation and dyslexia.
James Redford, documentary filmmaker, activist and son of Robert Redford, has died. He was 58.
The Sundance Institute, a nonprofit group co-founded by James and Robert Redford in 2005, confirmed his dying on Monday. The group tweeted it was “deeply saddened” by the information of his dying and counseled the filmmaker for being “a fierce advocate for the facility of storytelling to drive impression on the problems that matter most.”
“Jamie was a deeply intuitive and sort collaborator. Our neighborhood of artists and colleagues grieves this loss and sends condolences to the Redford household; Jamie’s heat, ardour and generosity of spirit will proceed to encourage us,” the group added.
His spouse Kyle informed The Salt Lake Tribune on Monday that her husband had died from bile-duct most cancers in his liver.
James Redford had been recognized with major sclerosing cholangitis, an auto-immune illness that impacts the liver, which resulted in him receiving two liver transplants in 1993. After surviving the transplants, he launched the James Redford Institute for Transplant Consciousness, a nonprofit devoted to educating the general public concerning the want for organ and tissue donation, and produced The Kindness of Strangers, a documentary movie exploring the sacrifices made by organ donor households.
Born in New York Metropolis in 1962, Redford attended the Dalton Faculty and graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in inventive writing and movie from the College of Colorado at Boulder. He additionally earned a grasp’s diploma in literature from Northwestern College.
As a filmmaker, his work tackled subjects akin to clear power with the movie Occurring: A Clear Vitality Revolution and dyslexia with The Huge Image: Rethinking Dyslexia, impressed by his son, Dylan, and his struggles with dyslexia in highschool. He additionally wrote the script for Hearts and Bones, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Daryl Hannah, and tailored Tony Hillerman’s Skinwalkers for North Fork Photos.
James was Robert’s third youngster along with his former spouse Lola Van Wagenen and the second son Robert has misplaced; his first, Scott, died of sudden toddler dying syndrome at 2 1/2 months in 1959. Redford has two surviving daughters, Shauna and Amy.
James is survived by his spouse, Kyle, and their youngsters, Dylan and Lena.