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steve Savitz

Writer, Producer

United States , New York City

Current Work Details

What I do

screenwriter, director, producer, fine artist, songwriter


reasonably good films


Where I work

I am just me

Technical Skills

word-smith, song writer/guitarist, photography, storyboards, comic

Resources / Expertise

screenwriting (edgy comedy, drama), guitar player-song writer, photography, drawing, comedy, guitarist


Paid Work Only



New York University,
Tisch School of the Arts - Film, Columbia Production grant

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Films I wish I had made

Minnie & Moskowitz, Shanghai Express, King of Comedy, Punch Drunk Love, Clockwork Orange, Boogie Nights, Serpico, The Graduate, Sideways, Naked, Stranger than Paradise, Shame, Strozek, Modern Romance, Goodfellas, Husbands & Wives, Annie Hall, Badlands, Scarface, Napoleon Dynamite, Rumblefish, Don't Look Back. Ghost World, Dr Strangelove.

I cried watching

hallmark card commercials.

I left the cinema during

The Empire Strikes Back (didn't feel it was an honest documentary)

Directors I love

Cassevettes, Sidney Lumet, Herzog, Kubrick, Godard, Mike Nichols (early work), Russ Meyer, Bergman, Scorsese, P.T. Anderson, Woody Allen.

Actors I admire

Daffy Duck.

Writers I respect

P.T. Anderson, Paddy Chayevsky, Bergman, Godard, David Milch, Woody Allen, Noah Hawley

My desert island discs

Tom Waits - Heart Attack & Vine, Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited, Crooked Rain - Pavement, anything Pavement or Stephen Malkmus, Little Richard

Books I have given my friends

Fountainhead, East of Eden, Confederacy of Dunces, Narcissus & Goldmund

My death row meal

international house of pancakes buffet (i'm allergic to wheat).

The best thing I own

my Epiphone sheraton guitar. My semi-retractable bovine suspenders.

More about me

Dialog and visuals. idiosyncratic voice. WGA. Sold and optioned work.

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