A former special make-up & fx student of Tom Savini and his school in Monessen, Pennsylvania, Izzy has been instructed by some of the best in the field including Jerry Gergely and Erick De La Vega. Izzy found his way from special fx to filmmaking, beginning with fx on Brainiac in 2004 to directing his second short film, The Blonde in 2016.
Izzy has worked on several other film projects over the years, including indie exploitation film Mediatrix (2011), Psycho Magnet (2015), and Redhead (2016) . He is currently working on a collaborative follow-up to his short film Dead of Winter (2012), called Spring Fever.
Izzy creates whenever possible, whether it be sculpting characters for his wife and daughter, or creating personal masks and creatures for his own amusement. Izzy also enjoys a good video game or movie when he has the time. Believe it or not, for over 8 years Izzy sang in a heavy metal band called The Archimedes Death Ray, and produced their own cd.