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THE GUEST - Bruce Wayne Gillies


Bruce Wayne Gillies


Filmmaker and DGA member Bruce Wayne Gillies is lucky enough to be a successful motion picture producer of independent features for companies like EndGame Entertainment, Trigger Street Productions, Snoot Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Rhino Films, Good Universe and more. 

An accomplished filmmaker, Bruce Wayne Gillies has been creating, writing, producing, directing, and professionally working on Hollywood independent feature films and network television programs for over two-and-a-half decades as an Executive Producer, Line Producer, UPM, Director or Assistant Director .

Recently, Gillies was unit production manager on THE DISASTER ARTIST starring & directed by James Franco.  Kevin Pollak was the director of THE LATE BLOOMER that he helped produce, just prior.  Bruce was also the Line Producer on Adam Wingard’s THE GUEST for Snoot Entertainment and LP/UPM A MANY SPLINTERED THING (aka PLAYING IT COOL) with Justin Reardon helming for Voltage Picture and Wonderland Sound & Vision.  Earlier, and along with Ram Bergman, Bruce also produced on Joseph Gordon Levitt’s director/writer debut feature Sundance hit, DON JON.  

On the smart, sci-fi action thriller LOOPER, Bruce Wayne Gillies directed second unit for director Rian Johnson. Gillies directed additional photography on the upcoming Bruce Willis ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE and also on second unit for the Warner Bros. television series THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. He also directed second unit on ATLAS SHRUGGED, DEVIL'S POND THE HEBREW HAMMER and more.  

In addition he’s a producer on Ayn Rand’s magnum opus ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1 and MORNING with Jeanne Tripplehorn, Leland Orser and Laura Linney.  The gritty, indie-drama COLUMBUS DAY starring Val Kilmer for Kevin Spacey’s Triggerstreet Prods was line produced by Bruce.  Ron Livingston starred in the powerful docudrama MUSIC WITHIN with Michael Sheen, Melissa George and Rebecca Demornay – Bruce Wayne Gillies was the line producer.  WHAT WE DO IS SECRET starring Shane West screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival and Gillies gladly line produced.

Other pictures Bruce helped produce are the well received SEXUAL LIFE directed by Ken Kwapis with Anne Heche, BAADASSSSS! the Mario Van Peebles IFP Spirit best feature nominated biopic about his father Melvin Van Peebles, DEVIL'S POND  with Tara Reid and Kip Pardue, and LOVE OBJECT for Ed Pressman's Content Film - just to name a few.


Gillies also directed the charming romantic-comedy feature BULLFIGHTS, an independent film for Quixotic Films, shot in and around Hollywood, CA.     Additionally, Bruce has directed three well- received short films and two new music videos. 


Just prior to directing on BULLFIGHTS Gillies helmed the music video "Aliens' for the progressive rock band NEON VENUS.  Bruce also directed a music video for the techno-group A VIOLENT LIFE and their song "Xpresso Bongo".  The song,  'Xpresso Bongo', and music video is full of energy .  


The last short film from writer, producer and director Bruce Wayne Gillies is entitled INNOCENT BYSTANDER.   Bruce Wayne Gillies is also the writer, producer and director of the twisted short film THE SPLITTING HARE-ACHE.  Gillies' first short was a Palm Springs International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Wine Country Film Festival and The London Halloween Society Official Selection. CAR TROUBLE, DARLIN’ -   is a shocking short film that Bruce co-wrote, produced and directed.

INNOCENT BYSTANDER  THE SPLITTING HARE-ACHE and CAR TROUBLE, DARLIN' were all included in the URBAN LEGENDS AND SUSPICIOUS TALES television pilot directed by Gillies.  It was produced by Digital Pictures Studios and submitted to ABC, FOX, UPN among other networks for considerationAll of these productions clearly demonstrate Bruce Wayne Gillies' natural filmmaking ability.

As a fifteeen year-old high school sophomore Bruce picked up his dad's Super 8mm camera and began his filmmaking career by shooting scenes of his friends during the first Olympics, in costume with a soundtrack. Bruce continued his directing campaign in college as an undergraduate helming multi-camera coverage of NCAA college sports.  


He's created, written and directed several professional television news and entertainment programs for cable and PBS.  Gillies worked professionally as a director/editor at WCMU TV while attending college at Central Michigan University majoring in Cinematic Arts and a minor in management.  


Bruce has been the director of several television sports, entertainment and news shows and many commercials.  He was also a production manager at Cable Vision Inc., Mt. Pleasant, MI, and as a Radio D.J. at WCFX, Clare, MI and WLMA in Alma MI.


Bruce has written six screenplays, five short films, and three television treatments and is currently busy writing his seventh screenplay.

In addition,  Bruce has even focused his sense of motion pictures towards the Internet creating content with the launching of in 1997 predating what is now YouTube.


Bruce Wayne Gillies grew up near Detroit in the suburb Southgate, Michigan and moved to Hollywood directly after college to pursue his filmmaking career.  He now resides in Southern California with his wife and children.

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