Star Wars soundtrack producer has passed away aged 63 after losing a two year battle against cancer. An Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, Redman brought his skills to the Star Wars galaxy, garbering gold records for two prominent and much-loved releases in the 1990’s.
Variety take a look at his life and career.
Nick Redman, Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, award-winning soundtrack producer and co-founder of the Twilight Time video label, died Thursday, Jan. 17, at a Santa Monica Hospital, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 63.
Redman produced several hundred albums featuring the music of dozens of major Hollywood composers including Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Alex North, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Michael Kamen and many others. He particularly championed the work of Lalo Schifrin and Jerry Fielding, premiering on disc such film-score classics as Schifrin’s original “Dirty Harry” and Fielding’s complete “The Wild Bunch.”
He earned gold-certification plaques for his production of the “Star Wars Trilogy” box for Arista Records in 1996, and “Star Wars: A New Hope” for RCA Victor in 1997.