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VoyageHouston article "Meet Wyatt Cagle"

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Meet Wyatt Cagle

Article by VoyageHouston

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Wyatt Cagle.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Since establishing CGL Studios, the award winning editor, cinematographer, and director Wyatt Cagle has completed several multi-award winning independent film projects including his latest film “The Example.” “The Example” has screened at over 30 film festivals all over the world, collected 13 awards, and has distribution on Amazon Prime Video. Cagle has also been involved with several award winning advertising campaigns as editor for companies like United Airlines, Dr Pepper, Miller Lite, Verizon, and many more. Cagle is not a stranger to television as well. He was director and lead editor for the PBS series “Profiles with Greg Scheinman” that aired for two seasons. He was also post production supervisor and lead editor on the Fox Sports Southwest series “Shooting Stars.” A show about young soccer players in the Houston Dynamo development league. Although Cagle travels all over the country he calls Houston home and continues to advocate and foster new talent in the city.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m a filmmaker and storyteller. It can be a 90 minute feature film or a two minute social media post. I tend to focus on narrative story telling because as humans, this is how we have passed down our morals and culture. You can tell a lot about a society by looking at their art and what they find valuable. I create films to tell stories that are unique and can hopefully move people to look at the world a different way.

Take my latest film “The Example” for instance. It took years to produce the film but I believe the message about being the example for our children is universal and valuable. Because the film deals directly racism in America’s history it is also important multiple levels. I hope people see that my work has multiple layers dealing with today’s issues in addition to having a core of truth that is timeless.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
I tell young filmmakers a few things. First, you have to know why you are in this industry. If you want to make a living doing it you have to remember it is a business and respect that. I also tell people to make a list and work your list and start. So many people lock up in planning for years. Sometimes it’s better to fail fast and move on.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
The film is available on Amazon Prime Video, streaming now. If you don’t have Amazon Prime it is available to rent or purchase.

You can go to examplemovie.com to learn all about the film. We have many behind the scene videos there the writer, producers, and I talk about why we did the film along with the process.

Also liking us on Facebook helps us share and spread the message of the film.

You can see more of my work at CGLStudios.com