Jürgen Vsych (pronounced Yurgen VY-zick) made her first film at age 5. Her featurette Pay Your Rent, Beethoven was made in Glasgow, won the Princes Trust Award, and was distributed with Persuasion. $on for Sail aired on Britain's Channel Four and on America's PBS.

Jürgen apprenticed as a director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, BBC-Scotland, The Old Globe, and Scottish Opera with Sir Jonathan Miller. Jürgen is the author of Captain Death, a novel about piracy on the eve of the American Revolution. She lives on a schooner, sailing the Seven Seas and the Hudson, Mississippi, Potomac, and Delaware.

Jürgen’s favorite directors are John Huston, David Lean, Ingmar Bergman, Michael Curtiz, Akira Kurosawa, Buster Keaton, and William Wyler. Favorite films include Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai, Master and Commander, Tunes of Glory, The Third Man, The Maltese Falcon, The Snake Pit, Ridicule, La Grande Illusion, The Thin Man, The Adventures of Robin Hood, My Man Godfrey, Jaws, The Right Stuff, Seven Samurai, The Last of the Mohicans, All That Jazz, and Casablanca.