Filmmaker William Sachs

Air Date:
Friday, September 7, 2012

Show #82

William Sachs, writer, director and producer has made a handful of enjoyable movies throughout the years. Sachs studied film at the London Film School. William has also studied acting with in London, with various teachers at the Actor’s Studio in New York City.

He made his solo feature debut with the obscure Vietnam war drama There is no 13 (1974). Secrets of the Gods (1976) and The Force Beyond (1978) are a couple of entertaining speculative UFO documentaries, The Incredible Melting Man (1977) offers a nice blend of gory horror and goofy humor, and Van Nuys Blvd (1979) rates highly as a real fun ‘n’ funky blast. Galaxina (1980) remains William’s most popular picture to date; it’s an amusingly silly sci-fi spoof, starring ill-fated “Playboy” Playmate Dorothy Stratten as the titular alluring robot. Sachs followed “Galaxina” with the raucous teen sex comedy, Hot Chilli (1985), the gritty urban drama Judgement (1992), the nifty “Die Hard” clone, The Last Hour (1991) .

William handled behind-the-scenes film doctor patch-up chores for JOE (1970), Exterminator 2 (1984). Sachs’ other work included TV Commercials, music videos, and public service announcements. He’s a member of the Director’s Guild Creative Rights Committee and has worked as a screen credits arbitrator for the Writer’s Guild. Moreover, William Sachs is also the President of the VETERANS ENTERTAINMENT TEAM

William Sachs Interview