Biography

Robert Stone

Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly has called Stone “the most under-celebrated great documentary filmmaker in America,” having directed “two of the most explosively insightful documentaries of the last decade.”

Robert Stone is a multi-award-winning, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. Born in England in 1958, he grew up in both Europe and America. After graduating with a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, he moved to New York City in 1983 determined to pursue a career in filmmaking. He gained considerable recognition for his first film, “RADIO BIKINI” (1987) which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary. Multi-tasking as a producer, director, writer, editor and cameraman, he has over the last 25 years developed a steady international reputation with a range of unique and critically acclaimed feature-documentaries about American history, pop-culture, the mass media and the environment. His best-known work includes “GUERRILLA: The Taking of Patty Hearst” (2004), which premiered at Sundance and went on to become one of the most highly acclaimed theatrical documentaries of the year. The was followed by the documentary feature “OSWALD’S GHOST” (2007) for which Stone earned is second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Filmmaking.   “EARTH DAYS” premiered as the Closing Night Film at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically to wide critical acclaim.  His most recent (and most controversial) film, PANDORA’S PROMISE premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the prestigious Green Award at the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival.  It will be seen in cinemas in the US, UK, Australia and Japan and is slated for broadcast on CNN in November.  He continues to create personally crafted high-end documentary films from his home in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife and their two sons.

BREAKING NEWS

August 9th, 2014

PANDORA’S PROMISE now available on iTunes  and Netflix. In development:

WELCOME TO THE SPACE AGE (working title) a feature-length documentary about the history and future of human space exploration and the struggle to comprehend our place in the universe.

PBS/American Experience to broadcast Robert Stone’s latest documentary, COLD WAR ROADSHOW, on November 14.  The film tells the remarkable and bizarre story of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s 1959 tour of the United States at the very height of the Cold War.  The film has just been completed.  More information coming soon.