Heeeey! Welcome to the main portal for Cliff Bailey, an aspiring filmmaker and creator of the exciting post-apocalyptic/sci-fi/fantasy web series RETURN TO LIFE.

After 23 years of figuring things out, in 2016 Cliff finally began pursuing his dream of becoming a filmmaker (for a living wage). That was when he left the Navy as a Mass Communication Specialist and enrolled in the Academy for Creative Media film school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A year later he produced a proof-of-concept short for his long-gestating web series (the aforementioned Return to Life) and in 2018 he wrote/directed/produced a 25-minute pilot that’s screened in film festivals and continues to garner attention and support to this very day!*

Not one to just spin one plate, Cliff also produces and hosts a podcast, Cutting It Close w/Cliff Bailey , which he started in 2017, where he sits down with local filmmakers and other inspirational folks to talk story with them and give them a platform for promoting their life’s work.

Cliff also has a YouTube channel where he’s documenting his journey as well as passing on knowledge and wisdom he’s gained along the way.

Originally from North Carolina where he grew up, Cliff now lives in Hawaii with his wife Jenny, and two sons, Stormy and Rocky.

Thanks for checking out the page and we hope to see you along for the journey ahead!