Buddy Giovinazzo graduated with a Masters in Cinema from the College of Staten Island. As writer-director his credits include Combat Shock (1985) and No Way Home (1995) starring Tim Roth, James Russo and Deborah Unger. He has directed a number of music videos for Amar Records and has produced and directed the documentary Slice of Life, about body modification and scarification. From 1985-1995, he taught directing and filmmaking at the New York's School of Visual Arts and New York University. As an author he penned, among others, the novel Poetry and Purgatory (1995) and the original screenplay She's Back (1998).