Evan Wharton Staley

Evan Wharton Staley fell in love with the language of film in 3rd grade, when he first saw The Lord of the Rings. It was in that moment that he realized the amount of power film possessed to encourage creativity. He began on his own quest to create the next Lord of the Rings.  He rally'd 30 of his third grade classmates had, them take up sword and shield, and filmed his 2 part epic at a castle near his hometown. As he got older his interests evolved. He began filming rap videos for local artists in his hometown. During his first year at Columbia College in Chicago he began directing documentaries, realizing that it was a good way to explore the world. Ultimately this lead to the premier of More than a Bullet.