About Us

New Waves Productions

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
— Albert Camus

One’s perceptions of our existence are always changing and can be expressed in many different ways.  New Waves Productions is a multi-disciplinary production company whose purpose is to create works about awareness and perception. Painting, film production, and film viewing are all part of the New Waves perspective. The main purpose of New Waves Productions is to creates art with a desire to pursue the spirit to reignite that passion, question established norms, and take a fresh look at film as an art form.

Gerard Amsellem

Gerard Amsellem, NJ-based director of New Waves Productions, is a noted expert on classic, independent, and foreign film. He is an American and French citizen and he spent the first part of his life in Paris. He studied painting at the University of Paris and earned his Masters degree in French Literature, Art History, and Film Studies. In
1982, Gerard moved to the U.S. and continued to paint and develop his interest in film.

In addition to his success as an abstract painter, his expertise in film history and analysis has led him to conduct educational screenings.  He now runs his own film club, La Cinémathèque, and has also spoken at many venues, including the West Orange Film Society, and the South Orange Public Library.  A film teacher at Livingston High School, he created and teaches the extremely popular World Film class, a course of his own creation, as well as a new class on narrative filmmaking.

He directed his own award-winning short film, Bartleby, which was released in 2013. Bartleby was awarded a Director's Citation by the Black Maria Film Festival, and made an Official Selection of both the Garden State Film Festival and the Twin Rivers Film Festival in Asheville, NC.

Gerard is currently working on a new film, When If Not Now, and two documentaries, The Eternal Questions and La Création jusqu'au bout.