|Born||in Denver, Colorado, USA|
|Birth Name||James Bayard Carey|
Mini Bio (1)
Bayard Carey was born in Denver, Colorado, and was educated at private schools in Connecticut, Vermont, The Webber Douglas School of Dramatic Art in London, England, as well as at the San Francisco Art Institute where he took a sound recording class from Oscar winner Walter Murch. He also attended the International Film Workshops in Camden, Maine. Mr. Carey was nominated for Emmy Awards two years in a row in 2006 and 2007. Bayard initially worked in the mountaineering business for over nine years. He worked for Eastern Mountain Sports in Boston, at Sierra Designs in Berkeley, California, and then co-managed a retail store for Marmot Mountain Works. In 1980 at the invitation of a film editor friend in New York, Bayard began work in the motion picture industry as an 'unofficial' apprentice film editor on They All Laughed (1981) directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and then on Ragtime (1981), a film directed by Milos Forman. He then returned to the West coast to be an assistant editor at Lucas Film on the Emmy Award winning documentary The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981) (TV). One day, Mr. Carey visited the Marmot Mountain Works store in Berkeley, CA where members of the crew for the feature film Never Cry Wolf (1983) were purchasing cold weather gear. He was able to wrangle a job as personal assistant to the director, Carroll Ballard. Finally, Bayard moved to Los Angeles and began to work for Sam Peckinpah as his driver, location scout, set p.a., cable person, and then as the sound recordist on The Osterman Weekend (1983). Currently he resides in the creative film capital of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been recording motion picture sound around the world for over 30 years in distant locations: The Bahamas, Alaska, Antarctica, Arizona, Canada, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, India, Louisiana, Maine, Mexico, New York, Oregon, Panama, Russia, The San Blas Islands, Texas, Utah, & Washington. Bayard is a member of The Cinema Audio Society, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and IATSE Local 480 (founding member) & Local 695, and personally owns one of the largest sound equipment inventories in the USA. He is a former member of the Bay Area Post Production Workers, and The Editor's Guild.
He has been privileged to work on films starring, featuring, produced, or directed by Robert Redford, Burt Lancaster, Orson Wells, Michael Douglas, Jacque Cousteau, The Dalai Lama, Cate Blanchette, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Steven Spielberg, Sidney Ganis, George Lucas, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Alton Walpole, Diane Kruger, Alan Arkin, Ben Kingsley, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Burt Reynolds, Robert Loggia, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Hopper, Rutgar Hauer, Craig T. Nelson, Bill Murray, Peter Cook, Ray Liotta, Elliot Gould, John Carradine, Howard Duff, Henry Gibson, Ashley Judd, Stella Stevens, Donald Moffat, Rebecca DeMornay, Frank Langella, Burt Young, Martin Sheen, Whoopie Goldberg, Chuck Connors, Mark Hamill, Robert Mitchum, Robert Englund, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Melissa Leo, Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Art Garfunkel, Cloris Leachman, Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Diane Ladd, Stephen Baldwin, Lisa Bonet, Angelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Bai Ling, Jennifer Lopez, Lolita Davidovich, Barbara Hershey, Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Billy Bob Thorton, Sam Shepard, Charlie Sheen, Louise Fletcher, Val Kilmer, Neve Campbell, Carrie Ann Moss, Colin Hanks, Charles Durning, Jessica Alba, Ruben Blades, Brian Geraghty, Joe Pantoliano, Dermot Mulroney, Meagan Fox, Mickey Rourke, Lucas Black, Clare Bowen, Miriam Colon, Joel Edgarton, Hanna Lawrence, and Jeremy Irvine.
Additionally, he is also proud to have worked along side the following legendary stunt people: Tommy Huff, Buddy Joe Hooker, Glen Wilder, Bobby Bass, Charlie Picerni, Ronnie Rondell, & Debbie Evans, Spike Silver, Jimmy Romano, and Ryan Happy.
Recent and notable films that he has worked on include: Woman Walks Ahead (2017) starring Jessica Chastain, Jane Got a Gun (2014) starring Natalie Portman & Ewan McGregor, The Identical (2014) starring Ashley Judd, The Company You Keep (2012) directed by Robert Redford, & Crazy Heart (2009) starring Jeff Bridges (Academy Award for Best Actor)
Bayard is a hammock designer on the side. His original hammock design was featured in the California Design Exhibition in Pasadena, CA. He will begin worldwide marketing of his newest very high tech design in 2017.
As a world traveler. . . other countries explored while not making films are Costa Rica, The Galapagos, The Orcas Islands, Bora Bora, Argentina, Ecuador, France, England, Spain, The British Virgin Islands, Austria, Switzerland, & Nova Scotia.
He is comfortable working in any environment from alpine peaks & arctic cold, to barren hot deserts, or on a fast paced river, to the high ocean, and tropical islands.
Finally Bayard is a screenwriter, and an advocate for independent women. He is currently completing a trilogy of screenplays led by powerful women as the lead characters.
Hobbies: Kayaking (both ocean & white water), Motorcycling, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Back Country Skiing, Mountaineering, Snorkeling, Photography, and Traveling.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous