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Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats with director/screenwriter/cameraman Sam Auster

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Sam Auster attended Columbia College Film School. Shortly after, Sam began shooting news for NBC and CNN in Chicago. Auster has written and directed thee feature films. “THE RETURN OF JOE RICH”, (currently in post-production) is a pitch-black comedy about a young man seeking redemption by joining the Mafia. “THE RAPE OF EDEN”, is a futuristic action adventure, released on video by West Side Studios. His first feature, “SCREEN TEST”, a teen sex comedy, was theatrically released by CineTel and shipped a record number of units on home video through RCA/Columbia. Auster has won multiple Echo awards for his commercial work He recently directed the national spots “Open Road” for ProtectMyID.com, “Haz-Mat” for Reynolds Aluminum, and the animated spot “Missing Something” for TurboTax. Auster has shot and directed numerous other commercials for companies such as AARP, Burger King, Skechers USA, LowerMyBills.com, and Carbite Golf. He also directed “Stick Figure”, an animated spot for FreeCreditReport.com, which aired during the 2003 Super Bowl. Sam recently directed a pilot for the Dove Soap “Real Beauty” docmumentary campaign, and has written and shot promos for ABC-TV’s prime time line-up. Auster shot and directed second-unit for the opening segment of “RANSOM”, the Ron Howard feature starring Mel Gibson, and for “LISTEN UP”, a feature documentary on the life and music of Quincy Jones. On the literary side, Auster has written screenplays for Ed Asner's Quince Productions (a mock-umentary about the life of “legendary” producer Buddy Rose), Edge Films and Mustang Pictures. Another of Sam’s screenplays, “FREEWAY”, is currently in development. Sam wrote and directed sketch comedy at the Robert Hartung Theater in Hollywood and at the Up Front Comedy Club in Santa Monica.Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast & crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, & more athttp://www.rexsikes.com