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In 2009, Kostbar co-produced Godspeed, "One of the best Indie Films of the year (Film Threat)" and winner of the Jury Award at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival. Lightyear Entertainment distributed the film later that year.

Kostbar was the writer/producer of the film, The Hammer, "A hidden gem" by the Los Angeles Times; based on the life of Deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill. The film premiered at AFI Fest and won The Breakthrough Audience Award. The film went on to win seven more high profile film festivals awards (including the Heartland Film Festival) and was released theatrically in 2011 by D&E Entertainment and DVD/VOD by Arc Entertainment.

He later produced The Aggression Scale, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival and was released by Anchor Bay.

Kostbar went on to produce Free Samples, with notable cast, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter and Tippi Hedren, as well as, cinematographer, Reed Marano. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was recently released by Starz.

He went on to produce the international production, The Thompsons, a sequel to cult classic, The Hamiltons. The film was directed by The Butcher Brothers and was released by Lionsgate and Imagination Worldwide.

Kostbar's most recent film, Fight Church, directed by Academy/Emmy Award Winner, Daniel Junge and Bryan Storkel was released by Lionsgate/Netflix worldwide this year.

In addition to his film pursuits, Kostbar has produced or line produced many other features, televisions shows, web series, commercials, branded videos and music videos for companies such as HBO, Comedy Central, Hulu, Funny or Die, Film 45, YouTube, Conde Nast, dumbdumb, Big Breakfast/College Humor, Break Media, Sawhorse Productions, Warner Bros Records, Epic, XIX Entertainment, Snowfort Pictures, Dark Sky Pictures and various others.

In 2015 Kostbar became partner at Sawhorse Productions (www.sawhorsela.com).

Eben graduated Cum Laude from Frostburg State University.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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