Director/Producer Gwydhar Gebien was born in New Mexico before her family relocated to the suburbs of
Chicago and she got down to the practical, Midwestern business of Growing Up.
From an early age she spent many hours drawing pictures of real and imaginary characters for stories that
never got written and, she believed, never needed to be: the story was in the pictures.
Realizing that she could tell a lot more story through motion pictures than through still images she decided that she wanted to be a filmmaker. She pursued her Bachelors Degree at Illinois Wesleyan University with a double major in Theatre and Fine Arts.
Upon graduation she found gainful employment in the Chicago-based commercial studio, Steven Edsey and Sons. She founded a small, independent production company called Blue Damen Pictures through which she produced four short films and one microbudget feature: all of which she is very proud of, but she won’t force you to watch them.
After seven years in the professional world she packed up her husband and cats and drove across the country to study at the University of Southern California. This, it turns out, has been a dream come true.
Poised to re-enter the real world, Gwydhar looks forward to finding new ways to telling stories through film, television, comedy and transmedia. One way or another, she’ll see you at the movies.