Gorman Bechard

Gorman Bechard (born March 15, 1959, Waterbury, Connecticut) is an American film director, screenwriter, and novelist who is best known for his independent feature films Psychos In Love, Friends (with Benefits), and You Are Alone; his rock documentary Color Me Obsessed, A Film About The Replacements; and his novel The Second Greatest Story Ever Told. Bechard was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. He had an early interest in writing after reading Kurt Vonnegut’s [[Breakfast of Champions]] and Richard Brautigan’s In Watermelon Sugar in high school. He attended Western Connecticut State University where he studied journalism, but then dropped out during his third semester after flunking English 101. He quickly became the music critic for the Waterbury Republican/American newspaper, and started a local music fanzine called Imagine. In 1981 Bechard took a course on director Alfred Hitchcock at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and shortly thereafter found himself studying 16mm film production at that same university, taking uncredited courses part time. Bechard shot his first feature film, Disconnected, in 1983 while still studying film in New York City.

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