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Eugene Mazzola was born in Hollywood, California, to a large family, all in the film business. His father, Leonard “Al”, was born in Philadelphia, his mother, Saveria was born in Brooklyn. Eugene is the sixth of seven children, the fifth of five boys. His family is steeped in the motion picture industry.

At an early age Mazzola started working in the “business” with the rest of his family. He started out as Anthony Caruso’s baby in ASPHALT JUNGLE. Once he started talking he did a few movies before being cast in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS opposite Yul Brynner as the Pharaoh Rameses’ son. After THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, Mazzola used the stage name Eugene Martin and had a very successful career as a child actor.

Mazzola served in the Navy from 1968 to 1970. In 1969, he was stationed on the Mekong River and then in DaNang, Viet Nam. After Viet Nam he served as a photo journalist for COMPHIBPAC in San Diego. After the Navy, Mazzola returned to Hollywood where he went to college and continued acting.

In 1972 he made the decision to go behind the camera, although he did not give up acting until 1976. He produced his first film in 1976. Mazzola was the Executive Producer of Director’s Studio, Inc., a subsidiary of Doyle, Dane, Bernback, 1978-1983. He was Executive Producer of Summerhouse Films, a subsidiary of FilmFair, 1984-1985. He owned and operated The Cine Companies, the largest motion picture equipment company on the west coast outside of Los Angeles, 1984-1993. Mazzola has worked with some of the great contemporary directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch and Caroll Ballard, on such films as TWIN PEAKS and LITTLE BUDHA. He taught film production at the University of Washington for six years, where he also served on the Advisory Board of the Certificate Programs in Film and Video Production, 1991-1998. He has been a guest speaker at Claremont/McKenna College, Seattle University and other forums.

Mazzola has written a novel, THINGS HAPPEN, yet to be published. He has also written three screenplays, TO SERVE, INSANITY and EL PASO.

He has three children and lives with his wife in the country northeast of Seattle, Washington.

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Asphalt Jungle

Ten Commandments

Twin Peaks

Little Budha