Sam Irvin

Director, Screenwriter, Executive
This director of off-beat comedies spent many years as a marketing executive overseeing distribution at Spectrafilm in the 1980s. Sam Irvin began his career as an assistant to Brian De Palma, serving as associate ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1959

Filmography

Director (13)

Dante's Cove 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Fat Rose and Squeaky 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Elvira's Haunted Hills 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Garcea Si Oltenii 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Magic Island 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Oblivion 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Backlash: Oblivion 2 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Guilty as Charged 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Acting on Impulse (TV Show)

Director

Deadly Skies (TV Show)

Director

Kiss of a Stranger (TV Show)

Director

Out There (TV Show)

Director

Too Cool for Christmas (TV Show)

Director
Producer (13)

The Swan 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Segment Producer

Big Brother 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Producer

Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Producer

Error in Judgment 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

I'll Remember April 1999 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human 1999 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Gods and Monsters 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Sticky Fingers 1988 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The First Time 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Home Movies 1979 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

When Time Expires (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Executive (1)

Gods and Monsters 1998 (Movie)

(Executive in Charge of Production)
Production Management (1)

Home Movies 1979 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Actor (1)

Magic Island 1996 (Movie)

Genie (Actor)

Biography

This director of off-beat comedies spent many years as a marketing executive overseeing distribution at Spectrafilm in the 1980s. Sam Irvin began his career as an assistant to Brian De Palma, serving as associate producer and production manager on the low-budget comedy "Home Movies" (1979). He also worked as a production assistant on De Palma's thriller "Dressed To Kill" (1980).

Milestones

1993

Signed deal to direct TV-movies for Showtime; first effort "Acting on Impulse"

1992

Feature directing debut, "Guilty as Charged"

1985

Directed, wrote and produced comic short "Double Negative"

1982

First credit as producer, on comedy "The First Time"

1980

Assisted De Palma on the feature "Dressed to Kill"

1979

First credit, as associate producer and production manager, on Brian De Palma's "Home Movies"

Served as vice-president of marketing, then vice-president special projects, at Spectrafilm in mid-1980s

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