Healing Seekers has tapped filmmaker Antonio Saillant to come on board as a producer to create a full length documentary for television.
Saillant, owner of Angel Light Pictures Entertainment Group, a production company that gives inspired filmmakers the chance to make their dreams into reality. His strong belief in going green pushed him to establish Planet GreenFest. Through Angel Light Pictures, Saillant is actively working with small independent movie companies and helping them go green and following Governor Cuomo's solar goal for New York. Over the years, Saillant worked on other high level filmmaker's projects, learning the nuts and bolts of production, and worked as a producer. He spent several years shadowing his mentor,�Ted�Kotcheff, both on the set and in the office learning from him, not to mention, learning in a highly popular television drama series, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Saillant gained knowledge and education into how the industry really works at the studio level, from the inside out.
In the late 90's, Saillant served as a energy consultant for ConEdison, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States, and various pharmacological companies for many years. He has combined his knowledge of the energy business with the entertainment industry in hopes of contributing to a more sustainable future.
Saillant lectures at many University especially at Syracuse University, which he spoke at the "Showcase for Sustainability," on greening the entertainment sector. His speech on sustainable initiatives in film, television and on Broadway. Saillant was honored to be introduced to the staff and students by Sherburne Abbott, who is Syracuse University's Vice President for Sustainability Initiatives and Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy. Abbott, a leading expert in the field of sustainability science and policy, served as the associate director for environment of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. Coordinator of Sustainability, Rachel May, also pointed out that Syracuse is a top school in Journalism, and Saillant's speech gave students an extraordinary understanding of the "green future of entertainment."
Saillant is in pre production on a Ted Kotcheff documentary "The Apprenticeship of Ted Kotcheff," which Saillant will direct, and produce through his Angel Light Pictures production company.
Healing Seekers will give Saillant more of an opportunity to explore some very wild and incredible places on our planet, and as he learns how conserving the natural world is so important for all of us. He hopes to use his expertise in entertainment and the environment to spread the message worldwide.
Healing Seekers Founder, Amy Greeson, was honored to be a presenter at the first ever TEDx High Point. The short inspirational talks included topics such as 3D food printing, retroviruses, creative leadership, and alternative fuels. The 7 speakers included local residents as well as presenters from Florida, California, and Spain. In attendance was also a TED representative from Dubai who streamlined the event worldwide.
Under the theme: Imagine! Innovate! Inspire! the event drew a packed crowd with standing room only. Kudos to curators Michael Hayworth and Haley Ellman and the TEDx High Point team (Meridith Kovach, Steve Hollingsworth, Maria Dormandy-Taylor, Kristin Hollingsworth, Shannon Barr, Olivia Bruner, and Raphael Llorens) received the highest praise.
To watch Amy's TEDx talk:
Medicine Men to Corner Pharmacies | Amy Greeson | TEDxHighPoint follow this link.