Since 1980 Sam Firstenberg has
been a success in the independent filmmaking field, as a director of feature films. Sam has directed 22 theatrical feature
films since completing his graduate studies in film at Loyola Marymount University. His first film, "ONE MORE CHANCE," starring
Kirsty Alley, won prizes in major film festivals, and sparked the beginning of his career as a director. Subsequent films
have become commercial hits and cult classics, especially the "AMERICAN NINJA" series starring Michael Dudikoff and the breakdance
phenomenal “ELECTRIC BOOGALOO”.
Sam Firstenberg has directed films ranging from musical
to drama, comedy to action, sci-fi, thrillers and horror. Including special effects, complicated CGI, huge crowd scenes, elaborated
chases, sophisticated action sequences, down to delicate dramatic moments. He spent several years as an in house director
at Cannon Films, and his films have been distributed by Tristar, MGM, Paramount, and Warner Brothers. Through the years Firstenberg
has worked with some of hollywood’s most highly regarded actors; Eric Roberts, Ice-T, Michael Madson, Kirsty Alley,
Margaret Avery, Ernie Hudson, Hal Holbrook, Jeff Fahey, Robert Vaughn, Sean Young, Michael Dudikoff, John Rhys-Davies, Marc
Dacascos, Grace Jones, Nick Cassevettes, Richard Moll, Dan Heday, Richard Kien and Seymour Cassel.
in Poland, grew up in Jerusalem, and obtained his higher education in Los Angeles, where he now resides with his wife
and three daughters.
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