May 5, 1957 |
New York City, New York
|Occupation||Film director, author|
|Relatives||Rick Giovinazzo (brother)
Carmine Giovinazzo (cousin)
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 Cracktown.
During a time when it was difficult to get a project made for Giovinazzo after his debut film, Combat Shock, he turned to writing novels instead and teaching film.
The Novels of Buddy Giovinazzo:
- Life is Hot in Cracktown (1993) [Thunder's Mouth Press] ISBN 1-56025-054-2
- Poetry & Purgatory (1996) [Thunder's Mouth Press] ISBN 1-56025-133-6
- Broken Street (2000) In German [Maas] ISBN 3-929010-56-9
- Potsdamer Platz (2004) [No Exit Press] ISBN 1-84243-115-3
Acclaimed action-filmmaker Tony Scott had expressed interest in developing Giovinazzo's crime novel, Potsdamer Platz into a motion picture. To date there is no word on what the status of that film is.
His novel, Life is Hot in Cracktown, was adapted into a feature film by Giovinazzo himself as writer and director.
- Combat Shock (1986) Writer/Director/Editor/Producer/Actor
- Maniac 2: Mr. Robbie (1986) Director/Producer (short promo film)
- Jonathan of the Night (1987) Writer/Director/Producer
- She's Back (1989) Writer
- No Way Home (1996) Writer/Director/Actor
- Fallen Arches (1998) Actor
- The Unscarred (1999) Director/Producer
- Life is Hot in Cracktown (2009) Writer/Director (Novel)
- The Theatre Bizarre (2011) Co-director
Sometime during or after The Unscarred, Giovinazzo left the United States for Berlin, Germany where he published his fourth novel, Potsdamer Platz and directed episodes for various German crime programs:
"Tatort" (3 episodes, 2003-2009) - Platt gemacht (2009) TV episode - Das Ende des Schweigens (2007) TV episode - 3 x schwarzer Kater (2003) TV episode
"Der Kriminalist" (3 episodes, 2008) - Ruhe in Frieden (2008) TV episode - Eiskalter Tod (2008) TV episode - Avalon (????) TV episode
"Polizeiruf 110" (2 episodes, 2003-2006) - Mit anderen Augen (2006) TV episode - Tiefe Wunden (2003) TV episode
"Wilsberg" (2 episodes, 2005) - Todesengel (2005) TV episode - Schuld und Sünde (2005) TV episode