Director / DP
P.J. Gaynard is a Pittsburgh based nuts and bolts filmmaker with over twenty years of experience. He has directed eleven short fiction films. He has worked in Rochester NY, Boston MA, Los Angeles CA, and currently Pittsburgh PA. His work has screened at many festivals locally as well as all over the world. Along with directing and producing work, PJ is an accomplished director of photography whose work has been displayed internationally in theaters and on-demand. Recently he was ranked #23 in the book, "The Top 100 Indie Filmmakers In The World Part II”. He has a BFA in Film, Video, and Animation from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MA in Humanities/Humanistic Studies from CalState Northridge.
PJ grew up in Canonsburg PA. He currently teaches at the Community College of Allegheny County’s Film Technician Training Program as their lead instructor. He is married with two lovely children and enjoys stylish western shirts.