Jean-Paul DiSciscio (duh-sizzy-oh) has been obsessed with filmmaking ever since he watched Jaws for the first time on his parents Sony Trinitron television at the age of six. It terrified him beyond the capacity for rational thought, so to deal with this emotional stress, his mother bought him a beat up copy of The Jaws Log by Carl Gottlieb at an Annie’s Book Stop. The impressionable boy was fascinated by the blueprints of Bruce The Shark, all mechanical guts and foam rubber. It was at that moment he learned the power of images. Jean-Paul still stayed far from the ocean, and was even afraid of swimming pools, but he had found his calling.
Cut to twenty-five years later, he’s still making films. Films that reflect the magic that first captured his heart. His work has been called strange, eccentric, whimsical (the same can be said about Mr. DiSciscio himself). All except for maybe being “whimsical.” “For me, a DeLorean will always be a time machine. The films I truly love create their own worlds, with their own set of rules. What you choose to show in the frame is your choice, and a reflection of who you are.”
His work has been shown all around the country, including The Bumbershoot 1 Reel Film Festival, Tromadance, and the Boston Cinema Census.
Mr. DiSciscio is also a teacher of the filmmaking craft. He has taught at both the high school and college levels. He’s worked for Raw Art Works in Lynn and Cambridge Community Television as a film teacher to teenagers. He is currently the co-director of Central Productions, a non-profit film arts and production organization: www.centralproductions.org/
You can view his work at: vimeo.com/overduefilms