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Robert Stone

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Robert Stone is a multi-award-winning, Oscar 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 sometimes cameraman, he has over the last 20 years developed a steady international reputation with a range of unique and critically acclaimed feature-documentaries about American history, pop-culture and the mass media. His more recent and perhaps best-known work includes "Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst” (2004), which premiered at Sundance (under the title “Neverland”) and went on to become one of the most highly acclaimed theatrical documentaries of the year.

His latest film is the documentary feature “Oswald's Ghost” (2007) for which Entertainment Weekly cited Stone as “one of our most important documentarians.” He continues to create personally crafted high-end documentary films from his home in the Hudson Valley of New York, where he lives with his wife Melissa, an artist, and their two sons.

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