Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich seems easy until you think about all the decision making and philosophy behind it.
PJ Gaynard attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a BFA in film/video/animation production. He then began his freelance career in production, working in Rochester, NY and Boston, MA as a Production Assistant, Assistant Director, Set Lighting Technician, Best Boy Electric, Gaffer, Grip, Key Grip, Video Engineer, Camera Operator, Director of Photography, Editor, Director (both Multicam, and Single cam), and Producer. PJ and his wife Cindy moved to L.A. in 2004, and he joined IATSE Local 728 as a Set Lighting Tech. From there he began Directing and Producing in Los Angeles, including two multi-award winning short films, Love Sick Love, and Rooftop. In 2009 he won top honors at The Lancaster Area Film Festival and the Johnstown Film and Wine Festival for his short film “Rooftop”. He also won top honors from the Philadelphia International Film Festival aka Philafilm for his short film “Love Sick Love” (“Rooftop” won second place). Since 2008, PJ has focused his career solely on Directing and DPing for commercial, industrial, web and feature markets. He produces for his own production company as Goat Milk Fudge Productions.