'Sharknado 2' Director Anthony C. Ferrante Studied Cinema at SF State

Monday, August 04, 2014
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS AND LA.COM -- Ferrante started making amateur movies — and became the film critic for the local newspaper — as a teenager in his hometown of Antioch. After studying filmmaking at San Francisco State University, he moved to Los Angeles. Ferrante, who now lives in Valencia, wrote about movies for the horror fan magazine Fangoria and numerous other outlets while working his way up from production assistant to makeup effects supervisor to second-unit director on low-budget thrillers. He’s written and produced films and, since “Sharknado,” has become a hotter Hollywood commodity — or would be, if he hadn’t had to jump right into “The Second One.”