Rogue #17: Kyle Saylors, Film director & producer

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Rogue #17: Kyle Saylors

Film director & producer


The guest you’ll hear today epitomizes what a rogue is - it’s someone who’s driven by a sense of purpose, and who knows that in order to do good and meaningful work, failure is bound to happen. Kyle Saylors, this Texan-born, self-proclaimed “shy Kid,” is a highly-successful film director and producer, working with the likes of Master P, The Dallas Cowboys, Steve Wonder, and many many more.

In recent years, Kyle has become one of country’s best connectors of creative persons. His “networking group” (if you want to call it that), Dinner with Dreamers (check out the Huff Post article), acts as a surprise dinner a few times a month where the location and guest is often kept a secret until the last minute. He’s a believer in just trying things, and he’s tried many things that have failed. BUT - he’s tried many things that have not, and some of these projects have snowballed into greater things that he couldn’t have even imagined. 

So, I invite you to sit back and relax, because this conversation is so chill - Kyle’s southern draw and storytelling style slows things down a bit…in the best way. 

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ABOUT The Rogue Ones Podcast:

Humans are hard-wired to survive - to live as easily as possible. To get from point A to point B with as little stress as possible. Or at least - that’s how we think life should be. But some of us decide we don’t want to live that way.

My name is Leslie Eiler Thompson and I am the host and creator of The Rogue Ones podcast, in which I curate conversations with extraordinary folks doing fascinating things - fearlessly living remarkable lives and deciding a straight path from point A to point B is boring. They’re going rogue. 

In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell suggests that “Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.” 

These rogues, all successful in their varied fields, openly share stories of failure, success, insecurity, lucky-breaks…and they are hand-picked for those who listen to the podcast series, desperately wishing to live with a bend toward the remarkable.

It’s my supposition that the most remarkable among us have found ways to bring their circumstances, character traits, and values together to build extraordinary realities. These people fascinate me - and I bet they fascinate you, too. By hearing these stories, we can adopt a rogue lifestyle with a bend toward the remarkable.

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