Bayley Silleck: Life & Lessons in the Motion Picture Industry
Producer, Director, Writer, and Oscar Nominee Baylee Silleck reflected on how he became involved in making documentary films and shared some stories with an audience at American University as part of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, including his struggles with Southern movie theaters who refused to screen films that dealt with evolution, his impressions of early IMAX films, engine failure in a small plane flying over South American jungles, and general advice for aspiring filmmakers.
He shared highlights (and some "low-lights"!) of his life in the motion picture industry, summarizing some of the important lessons he has learned and would like to pass along to the next generation of filmmakers -- including the creative challenges, constraints, and pressures of production.
Bayley Silleck, Producer, Director, and Writer, recalls a deal he and his crew brokered with government officials to film in a secluded area of jungle in exchange for using their helicopters to clear out the wreckage of fatal aircraft crashes.