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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:280
  • Format:Hardcover
  • eBook ISBN:9781098349684
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098349677

Driven

by Craig Baxley

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Overview
"Driven is a candid and entertaining personal story taking the reader through the little known world of the stuntman. Forty-five years of memories offer a fascinating look that chronicles the rise of a stuntman turned director. With behind the scenes tales from such films as Predator, The Warriors, Rollerball and James Bond, readers will experience the sheer determination it takes to maintain a career as a stuntman and climb the ranks of the film industry to become a director.
Description
"Driven is a candid and entertaining personal story taking the reader through the little know world of the stuntman. Forty-five years of memories offer a fascinating look that chronicles the rise of a stuntman turned director. With behind the scenes tales from such films as Predator, The Warriors, Rollerball and James Bond, readers will experience the sheer determination it takes to maintain a career as a stuntman and climb the ranks of the film industry to become a director. Driven is a memoir of the never-before-behind the scenes look of the heroes that made Hollywood what it is today -- the stuntman.
About the author
Craig Baxley is a third generation filmmaker. After starting his career in front of the camera, working his way up as a successful stunt coordinator and second unit direct on films like 'Predator', 'Reds', 'The Long Riders' and 'The Warriors' (with such talented directors as Don Siegel, Alan J. Pakula, Warren Beatty, Norman Jewison, Walter Hill and Steven Spielberg), he transitioned making his directorial debut on the acclaimed series 'The A-Team'. His first feature film was 'Action Jackson' for producer Joel Silver and was the beginning of a very iverse career working in many genres. He later went on to direct 'Dark Angel' (aka 'I come in Peace') starring Dolph Lungren, 'Stone Cold' and a number of mini-series, including Stephen King's 'Storm of the Century', 'Rose Red', 'The Triangle', 'The Lost Room' and King's television series 'Kingdom Hospital', on which he directed every episode of the series.


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