Gerald Bickel was born July 18, 1976, in Great Falls, Montana. Raised in Butte, Montana, Gerald was a shy child with a vivid imagination. His interest in film making started when he was just 8. His love for the martial arts started about the same time – developed by reading his favorite comic books, the stories of the Incredible Hulk. Gerald’s first martial art movie was Bruce Lee’s Way of the Dragon. These stories were filled with bad guys who were masters of the martial arts, which motivated Gerald to start mimicking and learning at 8. Gerald always wanted to be the next Bruce Lee , entertainment wise.
Throughout his youth, Gerald would get together with friends and “fake” fights in their yards. This hobby turned to film when they started recording the fight scenes using a VHS camcorder. About this same time, Gerald suffered a massive hearing loss. He focused this challenge into an opportunity by becoming very visual and through use of daydreams.
Bickel got his first video camera on his 16th birthday. He used is visual abilities to film friends and family which grew into the creation of music videos. On his music videos he took the “what you hear, what you see” and edited using two VCRs adding music from a boom box.
Gerald edited his projects for 6 years before modernizing; he now edits with a PC computer. In 2008, he stepping out of comfort zone and made his first full-length movie for public release.