William Gazecki

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William Gazecki
Known forFilm director, sound mixer
Notable work
Waco: The Rules of Engagement

William Gazecki is a documentary filmmaker and former sound mixer. He is best known for directing the Academy Award-nominated[1] and News & Documentary Emmy Award winning film Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997).[2]


Record production and sound mixing[edit]

Much of Gazecki's career was in post-production sound mixing for film and television productions including St. Elsewhere (for which he was a co-recipient of an Emmy Award for sound mixing in 1986).[3] Gazecki received awards for sound mixing from both the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and the Motion Picture Sound Editors society (MPSE), and several gold and platinum albums.[citation needed]


Gazecki directed The Natural Solutions, produced with Susan Stafford for PBS broadcast in 1993 related to FDA attempts to regulate vitamins and health food supplements.[citation needed] In 1997, Waco: The Rules of Engagement premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the International Documentary Association's Distinguished Documentary Achievement Award, and won awards at both the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival as well as an Emmy.[2][4]

In 2000 he followed Waco with the documentary Reckless Indifference[5] about a group of American teenagers sentenced to life in prison without parole under the felony murder rule. Gazecki directed 2002's Crop Circles: Quest for Truth.[6]

In 2004 he co-produced campaign advertisements for Aaron Russo's Nevada gubernatorial campaign.

Gazecki is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[citation needed]


As sound mixer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1986 St Elsewhere Emmy award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series[7]

As director[edit]

Year Title Notes
1997 Waco: The Rules of Engagement News & Documentary Emmy Award, Outstanding Investigative Journalism
2000 Reckless Indifference Golden Satellite Award[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nominees & Winners for the 70th Academy Awards | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  2. ^ a b Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997) on IMDb
  3. ^ "Primetime Emmy Award Database". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  4. ^ Reavis, Dick J. "The Slow Burn". www.austinchronicle.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ "www.recklessindifference.com/". www.recklessindifference.com/. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  6. ^ "Crop Circles: Quest for Truth". cropcirclesthemovie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  7. ^ "38th Primetime Emmys Nominees and Winners – Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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