Stephen Baldwin making doc on oil spill

MUMBAI: Risk of offshore drilling is the topic of Stephen Baldwin‘s latest $1.5 million documentary The Will to Drill.

The focus of the film will be the impact of the current oil spill and its devastating, and almost certainly long-lasting, effects on the people and economy of the US Gulf Coast.

Talking on whether British Petroleum would be taken to task for its role in the accident, Baldwin was of the view that "everyone is to blame for this oil thing, for our over-dependence on it. Not just one company."

"I want to talk to the world with this film. I want to create the story of the impact that then crescendos into motivating people to be pro-active in their own choices," adds Baldwin.
For this film, Baldwin has involved his old friend and mentor Paul Cohen, a filmmaker and current director of Florida State University‘s Torchlight Center. Cohen was also associated with The Cove as an associate producer.

On his part, Baldwin has already shot some aerial footage of the devastated areas in south Louisiana. He plans to shoot for two months with mostly local crews and to finish editing by the end of September. The film is expected to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January next.

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