Gorman Bechard has directed and written 19 feature films including rock documentaries on The Replacements, Grant Hart, Archers of Loaf, Lydia Loveless, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, and now Wilco's Jay Bennett. He has also directed the animal-rights films A Dog Named Gucci (which won the prestigious and rarely awarded ASPCA Media Excellence Award in 2015) and Seniors A Dogumentary, and most recently Pizza, A Love Story, a film on the Italian migration to New Haven, Connecticut that lead to the 3 most famous pizza restaurants in the world.
Bechard began his film career making horror films like the cult horror-comedy classic PSYCHOS IN LOVE and the beloved DISCONNECTED. He also directed the award-winning drama YOU ARE ALONE. All of his films are available on DVD and on various streaming platforms.
Bechard has written 5 novels including the religious satire, THE SECOND GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (Citadel Press, 1991), the baseball comedy BALLS (Penguin, 1995), and the thrillers GOOD NEIGHBORS, NINTH SQUARE, and UNWOUND.He is the executive director/programmer of NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival.
He is currently in production on 4 feature documentaries: Normal Valid Lives, FACTORY, In the Shadow of the Cross, and Powder Ridge: sex, drugs, no rock & roll.
He lives in New Haven, CT with his wife Kristine and their two dogs, Springsteen and Dylan.