After The Six Feet Apart Experiment filmmaking competition launched a few months into the onset of COVID-19, hundreds of screenplay submissions came in. Once all entries were reviewed by Wayfarer Studios and a team of judges, five screenplays were found that needed to be brought to the screen. The winning filmmakers were then paired with top industry mentors and professionals who could help guide them throughout the filmmaking process.
As both a director, producer, and writer, Brad Silberling brings decades of experience in both feature films and television to help guide his mentee, Tyler Burke (25 Cents Per Minute) through the filmmaking process. Brad sat down and shared with us his insight on what it takes to be a filmmaker in the earlier stages of the journey, and what he hopes Tyler learns along the way.
Brad’s most recent film is the suspense drama An Ordinary Man starring Ben Kingsley. His prior features include City of Angels starring Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage, Moonlight Mile, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon; Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep; 10 Items of Less starring Morgan Freeman, Land of The Lost starring Will Ferrell, as well as his debut film, the family classic Casper, produced by Steven Spielberg. In television, his growing stable of hit series include the critically acclaimed comedy Jane The Virgin as well as the period drama Reign, contemporary reboots Dynasty and Charmed, and the new Disney Plus series Diary of A Future President. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television where he earned his masters degree in production, following his bachelor’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara.