Six Pack Sam in an independent film created by filmmakers Joe McReynolds (writer/director/editor) and Javier Garcia (DP/actor) and a host of other creative minds to bring this suspense thriller to life.
“Narrowly escaping death at the hands of a notorious serial killer, Jessa Dixon awakens from a coma to learn her father committed suicide. Unconvinced, she investigates the suspicious suicide and uncovers a dark corporate conspiracy involving the police and the psychotic killer that almost took her life.”
Joe McReynolds is an ambitious and creative thinker and filmmaker from Austin, TX. He began his career in 2005 with a small Sony camera and soon realized that he has a special talent for shooting and editing. From there, Joe decided to pursue a career in film and enrolled in a film class the following year to enhance his skills. There he met Javier Garcia (DP/ Actor in Six Pack Sam), and he has been creating films ever since. He has had measurable success in his career, and plans to continue to creating quality film work.
What influence has your city had on your style?
Austin has is a very diverse artistic city with so many open minded creative people. It has really helped me open up more as an artist and be more daring as a filmmaker.
How would you describe your film style?
I would describe my films as suspenseful and thrilling dark comedies.
Do you have a hobby? If so, what is it?
My film making is my second life. Not a hobby.
Who are your influences?
My film influences are Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, The Coen Brothers, and Roman Polanski.
What was your first film screening like?
My very first film I screened for an audience was in the film class with Steve Mims. Inside I was nervous but remained calm on the outside. I am a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit so I knew this wasn’t the worst thing that could happen. but I was still nervous…LOL.
What has kept you motivated throughout your career?
In the 11 years I have been doing this the one thing that really motivates me is my kids. I will never give up until I achieve my goals so my kids can see that if you continue to pursue your dreams anything is possible.
How do you visualize your effect on this and future generations?
I think keeping classic film making styles relevant will benefit future generations as they learn to slow down and absorb content more thoroughly.
What is some advice you can give the next generation behind you?
Cut your own path even if it is with a spoon. Don’t expect anyone to give you anything.
SIX PACK SAM
August 26, 2017
1120 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704