The Next Birding Movie, Part 5: from Director Rob Meyer!
Filmmaker Rob Meyer in action, on the set From Oak Harbor, Ohio, Kenn writes: Okay, here's the deal about being the director of a film. It's like being God. Only better, because people actually do what you tell them to do. Or at least, that's what I would have told you a couple of years ago. That was just based on impressions from things I'd read. Cecil B. DeMille demanding that Victor Mature wrestle with a real lion during the filming of Samson and Delilah . James Cameron screaming at the extras bobbing around in the water during the sinking scenes in Titanic. And so on. But until I visited the set of A Birder's Guide to Everything , I wouldn't have guessed that a movie director could be the most decent, kind person you could hope to meet. I first connected with filmmaker Rob Meyer by way of an email introduction from our friend, the great nature writer Scott Weidensaul. Scott told me that Meyer had a screenplay that involved birding, and he