Favorite director: Matthew Vaughn
Favorite film composer: John Williams
Favorite Bond: Sean Connery
Favorite scene: Sandlot 4th of July Scene
Anders Oster was born in Park Ridge, Illinois but grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He graduated from Brookwood High School where he would become one of the founding members of The Bit Players. He attended North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, GA where he spent five years playing baseball and earning his degree in physics. After spending a couple of years as an officer in the Air Force, he is now back in school trying to become a wilderness doctor. Over the course of his life, he has discovered a love of baseball, learning, the outdoors, his friends, and most importantly for this podcast, movies.
The first movie he remembers seeing is Ladybugs, but in reality it was more likely a movie his mother forced him to watch, The Sound of Music, considering his aversion to three-hour musicals. Luckily, he would soon be exposed to The Sandlot, which ignited his lifelong love affair with movies, and arguably his love of playing baseball. But there was good news and bad news there. Sure, he would see a movie he could love for all his remaining days, but his movie-watching experience would forever be a downhill journey from that point on.
In his eyes however, it was still a journey more than worth taking. Movies like Star Wars, Dumb and Dumber, James Bond, The Matrix, Kill Bill, Lord of the Rings, the Marvel franchise, and many others would charm and engross him throughout his childhood, teenage, and young adult years. It wasn’t until around 2010 though, that the next pivotal moment would occur in his film life, with The Bit Players' invention of Lists. This was the scoop of gelatin that would ultimately solidify The Bit Players. It would also tip Anders over the edge toward a more focused love & appreciation of movies and also to an understanding of the aspects of filmmaking that make him love movies so much. Maybe the most important and enjoyable aspect of movies for Anders are movie scores, which he loves to listen to in his spare time.