A $1.5 million project focusing on the aftermath of the devastating oil spill caused by the April 20 explosion of the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig is in the works thanks to Stephen Baldwin and his media company XtreMEDIA. The team began filming a documentary, “The Will To Drill” after arriving in New Orleans earlier this month and seeing the impact the spill had on the region.
“In learning what the locals were going through, I immediately felt compelled to want to help and get involved in creating more awareness,” said Baldwin.
During his filming, Baldwin was invited aboard a Black Hawk Military helicopter with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to view the marshlands that have been damaged by the spill. The “Usual Suspects” star was overwhelmed to see the oil spread over miles of the Gulf.
“I want to talk to the world with this film,” explained the actor. “I want to create the story of the impact that then crescendos into motivating people to be pro-active in their own choices.”
Baldwin and veteran independent motion picture distributor Paul Cohen, who recently helped market “The Cove,” are currently in Cannes talking up “The Will To Drill”.
For more information about Baldwin’s project visit thewilltodrill.com.