Biography

GERRY ORZ

 

Filmmaker, Writer, Producer, Animator

Gerry Orz was born in Brooklyn NY in 2002 and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He is an avid filmmaker who has written and produced movies since he was 8 years old. He has produced several films including a short, Day of Silence that inspired a bill in the California State Senate proclaiming December 12th as a Bullying Prevention Day. Gerry Orz also spoke in various schools and events in order to raise awareness about anti-bullying. He eventually extended "Day of Silence" to Equation of Life which examines anti-bullying from multiple perspectives. It received a commercial distribution and is available on Amazon. Many of Gerry's films are available on his YouTube Channel, World According to G which has garnered over 2,000,000 views. This includes a three part-animated film on the Martian Rovers called Days of Our Rovers as well as a virtual reality short called Biker 301 which is part of YouTube's official Room 301 playlist. In the summer of 2017, Gerry released an original novel called Lucky or Not - Here I Come that is available online. Additionally, in 2016, Gerry created and filmed a weekly news series called World of G which shared modern events in movies, politics, science, and more which received thousands of views on YouTube.  

His films and videos have received many accolades with dozens of official selections from film festivals as well as screenings and awards. 

 

Gerry is also a film journalist with KIDS FIRST! Media Coalition and has covered the premiere of close to 250 films. He is also an active Co-Host on the KIDS FIRST! Radio Show where he has interviewed fellow critics, filmmakers, actors, and more.  

 

Awards

Awards and Achievements

 WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival – Silver Award

 Near Nazareth Film festival – Best Trailer

 Hollywood Film Competition - Diamond Award winner – Best Trailer

 Publication of novel “Lucky or Not, Here I come”

Official selection of YTSLA Halloween Special Playlist

200+ film reviews under KidsFirst! Media Coalition

Youngest finalist in the history of Violence Prevention Coalition Peace Award

Recipient of a local hero award by Agape

3rd place in the script writing competition “Out of the box”

People’s choice award film “Day of Silence” – George Lindsey Festival

Merit award for film “The Equation of life” in Accolade Competition

Merit award for film “The Equation of life” in International Short Film festival

Title of the most promising youth filmmaker from International Film Festival

Award of Merritt for “Water Concentration PSA” Accolade Competition and Burbank Festivals

Official selection and screenings in 60+ film festivals

Initiator and Recipient of 4 CA Senate Resolutions

Films
  • Meeting Ellen                                      

  • The Equation of Life

  • Anti-Bullying PSAs

  • Water Conservation PSA

  • Future Generations

  • Sound of the Motor - trailer

  • Biker 301 – VR 360

  • Lucky or Not, Here I come (300 page novel)

  • Lucky or Not, Here I come – promotional trailer

  • Days of our Rovers – animated series

  • Je Suis Juif - I'm Jewish  

  • Untitled Sequence One

  • The Book of Sands

  • Infinite Reflections

  • Donutrocity

Education

Editing Softwares

Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom 

Avid Media Composer

Da Vinci Resolve

Blender 

USC School of Cinematic Arts 

Universal Studios Producing/Directing Course 

Cinematography 

Directing Intensive 

UCLA 

Digital Cinematography 

Academy of Art University

Introduction to 3D Modeling & Animation 

YouTube Space LA

Virtual Reality Production and Editing Training 

Official Sony F-55 and RED Dragon Training

Professional lighting and green screen training 

© 2019 by Gerry Orz
 

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