Savage Steve Holland

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Savage Steve Holland
Holland at a screening of Better Off Dead in San Francisco in 2009
Born 1960 (age 56–57)
United States
Occupation Film director, writer, producer, animator, voice actor
Years active 1983–present

Savage Steve Holland (born 1960) is an American writer, producer, voice actor, animator, and film director who wrote and directed the cult films Better Off Dead (1985)[1] and One Crazy Summer (1986), starring John Cusack. He also directed the film How I Got Into College (1989), and animated the "Whammy" on the game show Press Your Luck. He later went on to create and produce Eek! the Cat for Fox Kids. Now, he manages his own studio, Savage Studios Ltd. and directs shows for Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts, where one of his student projects Going Nowhere Fast (1980), was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art show TOMORROWLAND: CalArts in Moving Pictures.

In June 2007, it was announced that Holland would begin production on a new film, The Big One 3, that fall.[2]It tells the story of a father who had a terrible 13th birthday party and goes to great lengths to make his son's birthday special.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Janet Maslin (1985). "Better Off Dead". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Davis, Erik (5 June 2007). "'Better Off Dead' Director Returns to Helm 'The Big One 3'". Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Savage Steve Holland celebrates The Big One 3". 5 June 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  4. ^ The Return of Savage Steve Holland Archived June 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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