Claire Wineland Will Be Remembered In A Documentary By An Oscar-Winning Director

11 September 2018, 17:37

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Picture: Claire Wineland
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Claire's legacy lives on

Claire Wineland, an online creator who openly documented her experiences with cystic fibrosis will be the subject of a new documentary from an Oscar-winning director. Claire tragically passed away this month, at the age of 21, leading to an outpouring of tributes from fans and fellow creators alike.

Now, director Nicholas Reed, who produced the Oscar-winning film "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life", a documentary about one of the world’s oldest Holocaust survivors, will release a new project with Wineland as its subject.

Tubefilter reports that Reed has been shadowing Claire for the past 18 months and capturing footage. The documentary is now slated to be completed in November, with a release sometime shortly after.

All proceeds from the film will benefit the non-profit fund Claire’s Place Foundation which was founded by Claire when she was only 13 years old. Claire's Place Foundation helps families battling cystic fibrosis.“When I met Claire, I was totally blown away,” Reed told the The Hollywood Reporter that “With each meeting, we were humbled more and more by her story. We are honored to have worked with Claire and with the blessing of her family on this official documentary that encapsulates the true nature of Claire and her courageous battle to help dignify people who are sick.”