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Buddy Giovinazzo

Buddy Giovinazzo is an independent filmmaker and author who is known for his gritty-low budget debut film, Combat Shock, and his collection of harrowing short stories of low urban life in his 1993 novel, Life is Hot in Crackdown. Born in New York City, Buddy grew up in Staten Island and learned about exploitation movies on the mean streets of Manhattan, in the vicinity of Times Square. He was thrilled when Combat Shock received its first public screening at the Liberty Theater in the middle of...See more