Robert Redford

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MALE LEAD: All Is Lost – “Our Man”


Synopsis


ALL IS LOST, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea.

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.


Biography


ROBERT REDFORD is an Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer, environmentalist and philanthropist whose legendary career has spanned decades. His credits represent one of American cinema’s most renowned bodies of work and include starring roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting and All the President’s Men. His directorial credits include acclaimed films such as Ordinary People, A River Runs Through It and Quiz Show. He has been honored with numerous awards for his exceptional work both on and off screen. Most recently, Redford directed and starred in The Company You Keep, alongside Nick Nolte and Shia LaBeouf. He is currently in production on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Chris Evans and Scarlet Johansson.

Redford’s first Academy Award nomination was for Best Actor after 1973’s The Sting, opposite Paul Newman. He won the Oscar for Best Director in 1981 for Ordinary People and received an Honorary Academy Award in 2002. In 2005 he was the recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for his distinguished achievement in the performing arts.

Redford’s passion is the Sundance Institute, which he founded in 1981. The Sundance Institute is dedicated to the support and development of emerging screenwriters and directors of vision, as well as the national and international exhibition of independent cinema. The Institute’s highly acclaimed screenwriter, director, playwright and producer labs take place at the Sundance Village mountain retreat in Utah.

The Sundance Film Festival is a program of the Institute and is internationally recognized as the world’s single most important showcase of independent cinema. Redford has further expanded the Sundance brand with The Sundance Channel, Sundance Cinemas, Sundance London and Sundance Entertainment. Redford has been a noted environmentalist and activist since the early 1970s. He has served for almost 30 years as a trustee of the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council.