"I'm usually the guy putting out fires," says Tyler about producing. Image by Tyler Young courtesy Tyler Young films, SOURCE
A heater was not working and the visor fogged up. The jump went ahead. courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE
Not a change of pace, but stronger personalities is what Tyler wants for documentaries, "In fact, I hardly care about the story or subject anymore, I just want to watch really exceptional characters pouring their hearts out on screen." Image by Food Network courtesy Tyler Young films/Food Network, SOURCE
Tyler Young climbed full time one year living out of his car. This clip is from 'The Red Helmet' - Young's award winning film about overcoming fear. Produced in only 48 hours, "I could never sell The Red Helmet to any network as it was just 5 minutes in length," Tyler says, "but online, it thrives." Image by Tyler Young courtesy Tyler Young films, SOURCE
...and this: Business Insider Henry Blodget predicts the TV business may be starting to collapse as did the newspaper business. Tyler Young won't have it, "television still remains one of the strongest formats to find big audiences," he says. "I see no cliff right now, just more opportunities online."
Clip from American reality show 'Haulin Hause'. "Using the word 'adventure' in any pitch a network executive will kill the project immediately," Tyler says. "Large audiences are not lured by this genre at this time." Image by Tyler Young/HGTV courtesy Tyler Young films/HGTV, SOURCE
Specialized in food, lifestyle, adventure and historical programming, Young handles big as well as small productions. He orchestrated large-scale Civil War battle reenactments with as many as 400 cast and crew members; managing actors, make up, wardrobe, props, locations and pyrotechnics. SOURCE
There is a continued interest in survival shows, Tyler says. He thinks that the pendulum will swing back to adventure genres. After it has proved itself online. SOURCE
Can we create adventure cinema that is as exiting as computer games? "Heck yeah!" says Tyler. "Have you ever played any of the Tony Hawk skateboarding video games? They are awesome."
Tyler has strong international experience. In South Africa, he successfully negotiated with tribal Zulu leaders to cast 120 warriors on a remote mountaintop, complete with period props and wardrobe.
"I think most adventure film producers are not in this business to make blockbuster films," Tyler said. "We are a more passionate group driven by the creative and critical success of our work." Image (not related to Tyler Young) of late Swedish sky-skier Fredrik Ericsson about to ski-descend Gasherbrum II. Image by Fredrik Ericsson, Gasherbrum2 descent, SOURCE
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(Tina Sjogren) The wildest thing about Tyler Young's productions is the mix. Foodie shows blend easily with balsa raft adventures and big houses on wheels. Anything goes with this climber - as long as the spirit is strong. Tyler started out as a cameraman and went on to producing, big and small projects, often on the cheap. He sees huge opportunity in new tech. Shorter formats and mushrooming distribution channels spell a new dawn he thinks, while the web already leads network programming.Trends are not in favor of...