Jean-Paul DiSciscio

Professional in Residence, Communication, Journalism, & Media

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Jean-Paul DiSciscio is a Massachusetts based independent filmmaker. His work explores metaphor and character in horror and science fiction. From the artist: “The limitations of being a truly independent artist have pushed me to embrace a punk rock aesthetic in my films. I have learned to be a mechanic, a carpenter, and a cobbler. My attic has been transformed into a foley stage and my garage a lighting studio.

The challenge of the filmmaking process continues to challenge me to sharpen my craft. I embrace the seams of independent filmmaking and enjoy the struggle because ultimately that faulty mechanical shark will lead you to a more creative solution.”


  • MFA, Media Art, Emerson College
  • BFA, Film Production, Keene State College

Research Interests

  • Film History of the 1920s, Binaural Sound and Aural Perception, Production Design, The Films of Stanley Kubrick.

Employment History

  • Emerson College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • New England School of Photography


University Film & Video Foundation, The Boston Cinema Census

Current Research

The Photography of Harry Whittier Frees

Awards & Honors

  • Silversound Music Video Festival 2013, 1st Place Winner (Every Little Thing You Love)
  • It's All True Documentary Showcase 2014, Winner: Best Cinematography (American Murder Ballads)
  • The Artist's Exchange Short Film Festival 2007, Winner: Best Film, Best Screenplay (Barstow and Miller)
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Courses Taught

  • CJN 3455 Production II 
  • CJN 152 Visual Aesthetics