Jack Gunthridge Studios started out as Jack Gunthridge Productions in the spring of 2000 when Jack Gunthridge purchased his own video camera and editing equipment and started to make videos with his friends. Having studied classic comedy as a teenager, Jack knew that the only way to have complete artistic control was to produce his own works. While having some mainstream influences, he felt he had a social obligation to question society, to make society rethink its beliefs, and to create works that would elevate common entertainment to the level of art.
Through his production company, Jack created three short films, two feature films, and a television series. The financial success of the company is not disputed. It was a total bust. More money was spent than was taken in by a very considerable amount. His company was a success, however, in terms of his vision. And Jack was able to win some awards. His film, Fairy Tale Romance, won Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Bowling Green State University Film and Media Festival and the 2007 Pumelo International Film Festival in Mumbai, India. He’s not exactly sure how a narrative film where a boy meets a girl, loses a girl, and gets the girl in the end is an experimental film, but he will accept this as a compliment to his extraordinary talent.
While he was in the middle of producing The Gunthridge Show, Jack started to turn the first screenplay he had ever written into a novel. The novel was Life, and the result was Jack Gunthridge Publishing.
Around this time, technology started to allow independent artists to distribute their works around the world without the expense of actually having to mass produce and manufacture the products. From this came Jack Gunthridge Studios, which is the master company that all of Jack’s works are now produced under.
Special Note: Jack Gunthridge is implementing advertising for various products on his website as a way to generate revenue for his company. This money is paid for by other businesses and counts as income for Jack Gunthridge Studios, LLC. According to Jack’s founding principles, 10% of this money will still be given to charities as well as going back to the various levels of government in the forms of taxes.