Filmmakers who died during production

by John-564-342449 | created - 12 Mar 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

...and the films were abandoned or someone else finished them.

1. Theodoros Angelopoulos

Director | Topio stin omihli

Theo Angelopoulos began to study law in Athens but broke up his studies to go to the Sorbonne in Paris in order to study literature. When he had finished his studies, he wanted to attend the School of Cinema at Paris but decided instead to go back to Greece. There he worked as a journalist and ...

2. Abbas Kiarostami

Director | Copie conforme

Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career ...

3. Jean Vigo

Writer | Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège

Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people ...

The legend tells us that he directed his last feature from his death bed.

4. Rob Stewart

Director | Sharkwater

Rob Stewart is an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist and filmmaker. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Stewart began photographing underwater when he was 13. By the age of 18 he became a scuba instructor and then moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, ...

5. Aleksey German

Director | Khrustalyov, mashinu!

Aleksey German was born on July 20, 1938 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR as Aleksei Yuryevich German. He was an actor and director, known for Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998), Hard to Be a God (2013) and My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985). He was married to Svetlana Karmalita. He died on February 21, 2013 ...

6. Michael Glawogger

Writer | Workingman's Death

Michael Glawogger was born on December 3, 1959 in Graz, Austria. He was a writer and director, known for Workingman's Death (2005), Untitled (2017) and Whores' Glory (2011). He died on April 23, 2014 in Liberia.

7. Sergei M. Eisenstein

Director | Ivan Groznyy

The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...

9. Donald Cammell

Director | Wild Side

British director Donald Cammell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, came from a wealthy shipbuilding family. He began his career as a painter and by the mid-'60s was celebrated among the "Swinging London" crowd. He made his foray into the film industry when he wrote the script for The Touchables...

10. Po-lin Chi

Director | Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above

Once a public servant, CHI Po-lin served as an aerial photographer in the Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau (TANEEB). In his spare time, he devotes himself to record digital aerial images of Taiwan's environment.

Following Typhoon Morakot's catastrophic rampage through Taiwan in ...

http://variety.com/2017/film/asia/taiwan-director-chi-po-lin-killed-dead-dies-1202461768/

11. Stanley Kubrick

Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...

"EWS" was nearly finished, but not 100%. Some technical stuff was finished without Stanley around. Maybe he would have made edits, too.

12. Andrzej Munk

Director | Pasazerka

Andrzej Munk was born on October 16, 1920 in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland. He was a director and writer, known for Passenger (1963), Eroica (1958) and Blekitny krzyz (1955). He died on September 20, 1961 in Lowicz, Lódzkie, Poland.

Died during the shoot of "The Passenger".

13. Orson Welles

Actor | Citizen Kane

His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was six) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. ...

"The Other Side Of The Wind", completed 2018.

http://deadline.com/2018/05/carlos-carvalho-itv-wild-at-heart-accident-1202383383/

15. Robert Little

Producer | Tsotsi

The Little Film Company-owned by Robbie and Ellen Little-is a worldwide motion picture sales and marketing company which also finances, executive produces and distributes independent motion pictures. In addition, The Little Film Company also consults for diverse media companies.

Films which the ...

http://deadline.com/2018/05/industry-sales-production-vet-robbie-little-dies-unexpectedly-en-route-to-cannes-1202383385/

16. Michael Grzimek

Director | Kein Platz für wilde Tiere

Died in an airplane crash on location during the filming of Serengeti (1959).

"Serengeti shall not die"



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