Filmmaker: Jamie Redford
Runtime: 75 minutes
Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the U.S. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Lehi, UT to Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while Jamie’s discovery of how clean energy works, and what it means at a personal level, becomes the audiences’ discovery too. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, Happening explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.
About the Filmmaker
Jamie Redford writes, directs and produces for film and television. “I come from a long line of storytellers who see stories as a way to make sense of things,” he says. “It’s essential to who I am and how I see the world.” In the last two decades, he’s written, directed or produced over a dozen films, including the award-winning HBO documentaries Toxic Hot Seat and Mann v. Ford, and The Redford Center’s award-winning feature WATERSHED. Jamie co-founded The Redford Center with his father in 2005 as a vehicle to make documentaries that inspire positive change. “Our role has always been to take complicated issues and render them coherent, digestible and inspiring so people can get engaged,” Jamie says. Jamie holds a B.A. in creative writing and film from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in literature from Northwestern University and plays guitar in his free time with Olive and the Dirty Martinis, a popular Bay Area cover band.