James Sanders has worked as an actor, writer, director, and producer for both the
stage and screen.
Quadriplegic from a spinal cord injury, Sanders has focused his career on creating and producing authentic representations of disability, including his work as founder and artistic director of Realwheels Theatre, the critically acclaimed Vancouver theatre company devoted to the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Currently seen on the Vancouver-shot Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark, filming of its second season two was suspended mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, like many in the arts, James Sanders is looking to fill his time while in isolation. At home, with his eight-year-old son Max, a day of homeschooling turned into the creation of the video short A Father and Son’s Guide to Surviving Isolation.
Receiving its premiere during the recent The Power of Disability Concert Concert, a live online showcase featuring artists with disabilities from across the country, the heartwarming video continues to resonate.
In this interview, we speak with Sanders and his son Max to find out more. You can also watch A Father and Son’s Guide to Surviving Isolation below.