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Joe Augustyn is a screenwriter, book author and film producer. Born in Philadelphia, he pursued painting and cartooning before attending Temple University where he studied film theory and production. As a college freshman he won a FOCUS Award in the film studies category for a paper analyzing the symbolism in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. The only undergrad among eleven winners, he was flown to Los Angeles for the ceremonies, and subsequently moved to L.A. to attend the AFI Conservatory for Advanced Film Studies as a producing-fellow.
Following graduation from AFI he worked as an associate of Steve Golin and Joni Sighvatsson, who later went on to found Propaganda Films. After producing two features he retired from producing to focus exclusively on screenwriting, completing assignments for such companies as Tristar, Propaganda and countless indie producers.
Augustyn's first feature, Night of the Demons, based on his original screenplay Halloween Party, was remade in 2008 by 7 Arts Productions, starring Shannon Elizabeth and Edward Furlong. Augustyn was the only producer of the original film not involved in the remake, which is reflected in the tone and substance of the remake.
Augustyn's first novel "The Nine Lives of Felicia Miller" was published by Wildcat Press in 2012. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and HWANJPA.
- Night of the Demons (1988 - also producer)
- Night Angel (1990 - also producer)
- Night of the Demons 2 (1994 co-written with James Penzi)
- Exit (1996)
- Joe Augustyn at the Internet Movie Database
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