James Bayliss Smith

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crew_James Bayliss-Smith
Cambridge, London, Beijing
Day job:
Cameraman, Documentary Filmmaker
Dream job:
David Attenborough or his Cameraman
The Age of Stupid
Time on the job:
Not long but very valuable
Jet, jeep, bus or bike:
Punt (boat)
Original connection:
Applied to a post on Shooting People
Why did you get involved?:
I believe documentary film can help bring about positive change
Memorable moment:
Sending Franny an e-mail explaining why I hadn't been in touch for a few months. Then her reply. Can't go into more detail here I'm afraid!
Scared of:
Peak Oil followed by rapid climate change
Will we save ourselves now we have the chance?:
Yes we can. Not looking good at the moment, but...


Franny gave me my first ever job in anything related to film or television. I found her hugely inspiring. She persuaded me to be an independent documentary filmmaker. I've been skint ever since! Still inspired though. Going to make a hit film one day with Franny and Lizzie's guidance.

The Black Fortress of Opium - http://www.vimeo.com/6417972
G20 Climate Camp in the city - http://vimeo.com/6439894
Why Aren't I a Millionaire - http://www.vimeo.com/6480027
Punt Wars (trailer) - http://www.vimeo.com/6475756