Gorman Bechard has worked full-time as a filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist since 1983.
In 1991, his first novel, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, was published by Citadel Press, a division of the Carol Publishing Group. It was followed by the novels Balls (1995), Good Neighbors (1998), Ninth Square (2002), and Unwound (2007).
In 2004, he co-founded What Were We Thinking Films, Inc., a completely independent production company which specializes in feature-length documentaries and narratives. The company’s first feature was You Are Alone in 2005. Every film Bechard has worked on since has been under the What Were We Thinking Films’ banner. As President, he manages the company, which is currently on pace to produce two feature films per year.
Bechard is well-known for his crowdfunding skills, having run over 35 successful KickStarter/Indiegogo/Seed&Spark campaigns since 2009. His last eight features have been financed completely through crowdfunding. He has also moderated panels on the subject at film festivals such as Big Sky Documentary Festival and the CBGBs Festival.
He is also co-director/co-founder of the NHdocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival at Yale.
In November 2015 he was awarded the ASPCA’s Media Excellence award for his work on A Dog Named Gucci.