Seeing Marcel Camus' "Black Orpheus" as an adolescent gave me my first inklings that I might actually want to participate in the process; to create the flow of motion, color and sound for others to connect with. My other influences are the usual suspects: Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ridley Scott, etc.
I completed my first screenplay in 1990. Since then, there have been 4 more and two stage plays.
I like working with natural light as much as possible. And when directing I like to leave room for the actors to inhabit the characters and express from that perspective.
I'm a graduate of the University Of Maryland and Boston University's Center For Digital Imaging Arts. My skills as a visual artist increased significantly as a result of completing the program at CDIABU but I recognize it was just a beginning. One reason I enjoy listening to Jimi Hendrix is that in various performances, you can hear him pushing to transcend what he did before. It's important to keep reaching...
Jim Gurganious is an accredited member of the American Society of Picture Professionals
Name: Jim Gurganious
Lives in: Washington, D. C.
Company: Art of the Dream
Occupation: Filmmaker, Photographer (Still) and Screenwriter
Boston Center For Digital Imaging Arts