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Mini Bio (1)

Cinematic jack-of-all-trades Rick Sloane will never win any special awards for his admittedly cheap'n'cheesy low-budget independent movies, but he nonetheless deserves some respect for weathering the storm of lots of harsh critical notices and cranking out a sizable number of films throughout the years. Rick was born in 1961 and grew up in Los Angeles, California (he even attended Hollywood High School). He started making fake movie trailers as a teenager and originally planned on being an animator. Sloane was inspired to become a full-fledged filmmaker after seeing the hilarious 70's drive-in exploitation schlock parody "Hollywood Boulevard" at age eighteen. Rick went to film school at Los Angeles City College, where he was told by several instructors that he was the least talented student in their classes. Sloane's debut feature was the lame horror slasher spoof "The Movie House Massacre," which he made when he was twenty-one years old. This was followed by the campy sci-fi outing "The Visitants." Rick achieved his greatest notoriety with the atrocious "Gremlins" rip-off "Hobgoblins;" this horrendous dud was famously mocked on the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Sloane really hit his stride with the crudely amusing "Vice Academy" flicks; he wound up making six movies altogether in this particular series (these pictures were made popular by being shown all the time on the late-night cable TV program "USA Up All Night"). "Good Girls Don't" rates highly as Rick's best-ever cinematic venture to date; it's a surprisingly sweet and charming female buddy comedic romp that's funny and touching in equal measure. After an eight year hiatus from filmmaking, Rick Sloane made a comeback with the less than eagerly anticipated belated sequel "Hobgoblins 2."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Trivia (4)

Comes from a family of pack rats.
Attended Brightwood Elementary School in Monterey Park, California.
Owns a huge collection of Archie comic books.
Was a straight A student in grade school.

Personal Quotes (7)

I always wanted to make the exact kind of films I enjoyed watching as a teenager.
I have a lot of critics who call me a bad director, but I don't think people realize that my films look like what I intended to make. I started off making the same films I enjoyed as a teenager and just never changed my tastes.
I'm definitely a control freak, anyone who wears this many hats has to be. There's a film school word for it, "auteur," which I always cringe when I hear. It's just not a word that applies to low-budget filmmaking.
If you want to make movies, go out there and do it. It's like wanting to be an actor -- you need to pursue it while you're young. Some people would rather work their way up the ladder over a number of decades, I say, just go out and make your own movie now.
I'd like to be thought of as a cult director in the same vein as John Waters.
I've always avoided being a director for hire, so I've always written the scripts to every film I've made. I don't think I've ever sold out and I've never made porn on the side.
I don't believe in failing at anything I do and every hurtle I tackle, I'll always finish, no matter how difficult the journey. I had goals at eighteen of shooting my first feature at twenty-one, having three completed by twenty-five, having one released by a major studio and buying a house before thirty. Everyone laughed at me, but I achieved every single one by twenty-eight. Not bad for being told in film school that I had no talent and should choose a different profession.

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