Blye Faust, Award-Winning Film Producer & Interior Designer
After a brief hiatus from Conversations with Hilary (lots of fun projects to be announced), I am back, and excited to feature my friend, the talented and dynamic, Blye Faust. Blye is not only the mother of two young boys and the wife of my friend Aaron Faust; she is a former entertainment lawyer, an accomplished interior designer, and maybe most impressive of all, is her role as Executive Producer of the award winning film, Spotlight (2016 Academy Award winner for Best Picture). This powerful film is not to be missed, if you have not seen it, please put it on your list of films to watch.
Blye is gracious and funny, and as always, I so enjoy getting to know the people that I admire even better through Conversations with Hilary. I hope you love this “Conversations” as much as I loved the interview. Blye’s true spirit really shines in these simple and straightforward answers.
What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
My dudes (otherwise known as my family).
What qualities do you think others love about you?
Reliable and steady to a fault; you will find no drama here!
If you could do anything other than what you currently do, what would it be?
An author with something to say.
What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?
I get to pursue my passion and tell stories about people who inspire me on a daily basis.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check my email (I wish it wasn’t so, but it’s true).
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Hang out with my family after a long week.
What were you passionate about in your younger years growing up?
Horses & books.
What are you passionate about now?
What’s your favorite season and why?
Summer and all its possibilities; there is a freedom and carefree nature to it all that doesn’t come with the others.
If you were a cocktail or a drink what would it be?
What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Queen Elizabeth I.
If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
Good To Be Here
Do you have any regrets?
Never having officially lived in New York City for a period of time.
The ability to share the truth without fear of repercussion.
What are your personal core values?
Have fun, be kind, work hard, and think outside the box.
What three things would you bring with you on a desert Island?
My two boys and my husband – surely the four of us together can figure out a way off…and have a few laughs in the process!
Keep up with Blye on her blog ispybyblye.com