Writer-Director Jürgen Vsych (pronounced “Yurgen VY-zick” - rhymes with “Isaac”)
Jürgen Vsych made her first film at age 5. Her featurette was made in Glasgow, won the Princes Trust Award, and was distributed with Persuasion. $on for Sail aired on Britain's Channel Four and on America's PBS.
Jürgen apprenticed as a director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, BBC-Scotland, The Old Globe, and Scottish Opera with Sir Jonathan Miller. She financed her early films by performing as a professional bagpiper for military funerals, and busking around the world.
Jürgen is the author of , a novel about piracy on the eve of the American Revolution. She lives on a schooner, sailing the Seven Seas and the Hudson, Mississippi, Potomac, and Delaware.
Jürgen’s favorite directors are John Huston, Michael Curtiz, David Lean, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa, Buster Keaton, Ridley Scott and Stanley Kramer. Favorite films include Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai, Master and Commander, Tunes of Glory, The Third Man, The Maltese Falcon, The Snake Pit, Ridicule, La Grande Illusion, The Thin Man, The Adventures of Robin Hood, My Man Godfrey, Jaws, The Right Stuff, Seven Samurai, Last of the Mohicans, Gladiator, All That Jazz, and Casablanca.