SIX PACK SAMwas filmed on location in Austin, Texas on a shoestring budget. It was something I came up with out of thin air because I wanted to create a new cinematic monster to build a franchise of films around. Austin needs its own beer guzzling, psychotic serial-killer and some hard-working, bad-ass heroes to track him down. Now they exist in the feature film SIX PACK SAM
If you look at this film’s style and presentation you can easily see my affection for the Coen Brothers, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and feel of the 1970s. I wanted to shoot this film as if it was 1972 and all we had was one camera and a simple ARRI light kit. In reality, that’s all we had so it wasn’t too hard to make that happen. I think limitations on creativity inspire more creativity so it worked in our favor on this brutally Bad-ass film.
This project is important to me because it’s a very diverse film in its casting and in its collaboration. A lot of people with many different skill sets worked on this project. They have gone on to make their own films or take a step up in the acting world. I believe this film has inspired those of us who were involved to be better filmmakers by understanding how important teamwork is in the making of a film. It takes hard work, dedication, and patience and our team has all those things.
I really hope people enjoy this film as it is intended, which is pure fun: a suspense thriller with comedic elements, shot in the style of a 70s grindhouse film. It’s a lot of fun to watch and it was a lot of fun to make with all my friends. I am grateful to everyone who helped bring this project to life and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to complete my second feature film, SIX PACK SAM.