Jürgen Vsych
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Jürgen Vsych (pronounced Yurgen VY-zick) made her first film at age 5. It was shot on Super-8 and edited with her father’s toenail clippers. Jürgen’s films have screened at 42 film festivals in 29 countries. She wrote, directed and produced the cult feature comedy "Ophelia Learns to Swim." "Pay Your Rent, Beethoven," her 27th featurette, won the Princes Trust Award, and was distributed in the U.S. and Canada, paired with Persuasion. Her short "$on for Sail" aired on Britain’s Channel Four and on America’s PBS. Her first novel, "Captain Death," is available at TheCaptainDeath.com. Jürgen is also the author of "The Woman Director," the first autobiography of an American female film director. She has written a feature-length screenplay of "Captain Death" and "Pay Your Rent, Beethoven," as well as ten other features, specializing in historical adventure-dramadies. She lives on a schooner, sailing the Seven Seas and the Hudson, Mississippi, Potomac, and Delaware. Jürgen graduated high school at 15 and apprenticed as a director at BBC-Scotland, The Old Globe, Scottish Opera, and The Old Vic with Sir Jonathan Miller. Jürgen’s favorite directors are John Huston, David Lean, Ingmar Bergman, George Cukor, Michael Powell, and Stanley Kramer. Favorite films include "Lawrence of Arabia," "Bridge on the River Kwai," "Master and Commander," "The Third Man," "La Grande Illusion," "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "Seven Samurai," "The Maltese Falcon," "All That Jazz," and "Casablanca."


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