Pride Month - Meet Glazer's Staff: Hailey Bunn
During Pride month Glazer's has been proud to highlight creatives in the LGBTQIA+ community!
As a part of this we are also featuring individuals on our own staff who are part of this fabulous community. These features are on our Instagram channel, and some on our blog.
These creatives work in multiple disciplines, from film and digital stills to filmmaking to multi-media and beyond.
Here we introduce Hailey Bunn. Hailey works with Glazer's at our front counter and is a filmmaker and photographer.
Hailey Bunn has been passionately pursuing digital photography since her iPhone 4 photo won the scholastic gold key in 7th grade. Now at 21, Hailey has gradually shifted her focus towards film production. While in the depths of covid, as well as her associates degree, she produced Lima’s Place, her first festival showcased short film.
Whether shooting stills or scenes, Hailey prioritizes capturing a personal perspective, the relationship between a subject and the shooter, which she can relay to her art consumers. Hailey plans to develop a production company. Through this she can further the teachings of artists like herself, queer people, women, or to anyone with a story to tell that might make life a little easier for those who don’t quite fit the common mould.
Currently Hailey resides in the city she knows best and holds dearest to her heart, Seattle.
SHORT FILM: LIMA'S PLACE
Hailey is travelling a bit so I pulled together a few questions to help you get to know her a little better!
KH: What inspired you to begin creating films, specifically documentary films
HB: I was inspired to begin creating documentary films in high school to strengthen my skills in cinematography and pursue my passion of learning from people through the questions that I specifically wanted answered. I was a decent student in school because of this passion. I plan on continuing my education in the coming years to work towards educating others in the fields where I feel common curriculums often avoid.
KH: What goals do you have for the work you want to create?
HB: The work I want to create often depends on where I stand in the pre-production process. Filmmaking is an incredibly cathartic process for me, so I expect my goals to change as my headspace does in age. Currently, I am working on a fictional screenplay responding to the concept of the American Dream. It's set in the prime time of my youth, circa 2007, as well as a couple music videos. My dream creation is, eventually, to begin a production company that brings like-minded artists together to create nutritious art rather than the modern “content” of today, some of which I believe encourages somewhat neurotic and harmful lifestyles.
KH: What tips would you share to someone interested in starting in this genre of filmmaking?
HB: My tips on working in some more new age/modern filmmaking like I’ve been attempting, would be to get lost in it. Absolutely commit yourself and your crew will follow. Also read a lot, not just about your field, but anything you think may have something to teach you. I find almost any topic worth writing about can inspire or be connected to filmmaking. Also, the biggest cliché, but have fun, if you've lost the fun of the project, you’ve lost the project.
KH: What gear is in your bag?
HB: At 21, I’m no gear head. I generally prefer renting from school when I can! My last festival film was shot deep into covid though, so all the gear I had access to was my own. That was shot entirely on my Canon 90D with a Zhiyun Weebil-S gimbal, Rode VideoMic Pro and the only two Canon lenses I own, a 24mm and a 50mm. I am on the waiting list for the new Canon R7 though! Other than that, I’ve been collecting polaroid cameras since I was about 12, and I love shooting film on my Olympus OM-10 with a 35mm or 50mm lens. Pulling out my 120 Holga or old school Panasonic zoom camcorder is pretty fun too.
We are grateful to have passionate creatives like Hailey as a part of our team!
Be sure to check out her YouTube Channel (and subscribe, of course) and don't forget to follow her on Instagram @helllllley!
We have more posts like this on the horizon so stay tuned!