Gregory Bayne is a filmmaker living and working in Boise, Idaho. Part the emerging wave of filmmakers who are building their careers outside the industry strongholds of Los Angeles and New York Bayne’s work as a producer, director, editor, and cinematographer has appeared in several short, feature length and documentary films including TRUDELL, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the ESPN produced and Michael Hoffman directed OUT OF THE BLUE: A STORY ABOUT LIFE AND FOOTBALL AT BOISE STATE, about the 2007 Boise State Fiesta Bowl Champions, and PURPLE STATE OF MIND, a 2008 audience award winner at the Tallahassee Film Festival. His work has shown theatrically, at film festivals worldwide (including the Sundance, Seattle, Munich and SXSW, and deadCENTER Film Festivals), and broadcast nationally on PBS, ESPN and the Sundance Channel.
Bayne’s feature directorial debut, PERSON OF INTEREST, hailed as "this generation’s Taxi Driver" released in 2010 and was downloaded over 40,000 times in its first month of availability. In 2011-12, the film will appear on Cable VOD Networks across North America.
Bayne has been a guest speaker discussing the changing landscape of film and media at Columbia University, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the London Film School, and written articles for Filmmaker Magazine and the film/technology website WorkbookProject.com. He has been featured in FilmThreat, Filmmaker, MicroCinema and WIRED Magazines. His book, WORKING CLASS FILMMAKER – A Pragmatic Field Guide for Going It Your Own Way, will release this fall.
Currently, Bayne is releasing his latest film, JENS PULVER | DRIVEN, an intimate feature documentary about legendary mixed martial arts champion, Jens Pulver, who rose from a childhood laced with violence and substance abuse, to become one of the most loved and respected MMA fighters of all time. The film, which has been hailed as "Beautiful," "Emotional," and "Raw and Powerful," is currently engaged in an international screening tour and is being released by Warner Brothers VIDEO ON DEMAND beginning in July of this year.