Gorman Bechard is the director of the critically acclaimed rock documentary COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS, which Rolling Stone called on of "the seven best new music documentaries of the year," and the Village Voice dubbed, "The rock version of Rashomon." The film has screened in festivals, rock clubs, indie cinemas throughout the world, and even the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, before being released on DVD and hitting the top ten of the Billboard charts in 2012.
Bechard's last rock documentary, WHO IS LYDIA LOVELESS? follows the rising star of the cow-punk songstress as she tours and records her fourth album. The film premiered at festivals in Spring 2016 and will be released on DVD on November 24th, 2017.
He also directed the documentary A DOG NAMED GUCCI, a film which takes a look at domestic animal abuse in the U.S., told though the story of one man and one dog who changed Alabama's laws forever. A DOG NAMED GUCCI had its world premiere at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2015. Bechard was given the ASPCA’s Media Excellence Award for 2015 for his work on the film.
Bechard last narrative feature BROKEN SIDE OF TIME, a dark thriller set in the world of internet modeling, had its world premiere in June 2013. It is part two of his planned ALONE trilogy. It was released on DVD in May 2014.
Bechard is the filmmaker behind WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? THE ARCHERS OF LOAF LIVE AT CAT'S CRADLE, which had its World Premiere at NXNE, and EVERY EVERYTHING: THE MUSIC, LIFE & TIMES OF GRANT HART, a documentary on Hüsker Dü's infamous drummer/singer/songwriter premiered at London's prestigious Raindance Film Festival.
He also directed/wrote the indie features FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS) (2009) and YOU ARE ALONE (2006), the horror comedy cult-classic PSYCHOS IN LOVE (1986), as well as the award winning shorts OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE FURTHER THAN THEY APPEAR (2003) and THE PRETTY GIRL (2000).
All of the films are streaming on various outlets like iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and VOD.
The prolific Bechard currently has five feature documentaries in various stages of development, including WHERE ARE YOU, JAY BENNETT?
Bechard also is the author of five previous novels, THE SECOND GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, UNWOUND (under the pseudonym Jonathan Baine), NINTH SQUARE, GOOD NEIGHBORS, and BALLS. He has just completed his sixth novel, LET IT BE, a literary deconstruction of the monumental fourth album from The Replacements.
He lives in New Haven, with his wife Kristine, and their two rock & roll dogs, Springsteen and Dylan.