Director / CrewI am Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. ASK ME ANYTHING!
Feb 28th 2018 by TromaTeam • 29 Questions • 95 Points
Greetings from Tromaville!
Uncle Lloydie here. I have been making independent films for over 50 years, fighting to create art in the face of the mega-conglomerates who have a chokehold on the content and distribution of the pablum you see in theatres today. I've written six books on filmmaking and I've presented my “Make Your Own Damn Movie” master classes globally from Oxford University to Singapore -- I want nothing more than to help young filmmakers succeed! So, ASK ME ANYTHING.
2018 will see the theatrical release of my latest film, Return to Return to Nuke Em High aka Vol. 2 and this summer I am starting the principal photography of my next film, a Tromatized version of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", Shakespeare's Shitstorm. Like Tromeo and Juliet, this upcoming movie will have all the car crashes, drugs, sex, and green fluid melt-downs that Shakespeare always wanted but which Queen Elizabeth forbade!!
There's lots to talk about. I can't wait to answer your questions.
- Proof - https://i.redd.it/v0g98tev3mi01.jpg
- RTRTNH Trailer - https://youtu.be/Tee33q5nZMU
- Lloyd Kaufman Website - http://www.lloydkaufman.com/
- LA Screening of RTRTNH - https://www.laemmle.com/films/43440
- LK Twitter - @lloydkaufman
- LK Instagram - lloydkaufman
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Thank you to everyone who participated for all the fanTOXIC questions! That was a lot of fun. xolkxo
I remember that you were in an Angry Video Game Nerd episode. What was it like working on that with James Rolfe?
He's the best person in the world! He'll be attending the Philadelphia Premiere of "Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High aka Volume 2"! tomorrow at The Trocadero!
In regards to rising filmmaking talent. Who do you think will be apart of the next generation of great directors in the horror genre?
Trent Haaga (68 Kill), Brandon Basham (Feartown USA and the Slashening), Eric Manche and Jeff Nitzberg did a great film we are releasing called Slimed, Sam Mason Bell also is getting current great reviews for Industrial Animals. You can subscribe to Troma Now at www.watch.troma.com to see some of these and more "movies of the future"!
fantastic, it was more of a magical experience then i realized!
haha! good one!
Hey Uncle Lloydie! What 3 personal qualities, for either cast or crew, would you say are the most appreciated when on set in Tromaville? xCB
That's a good question. If you read my books you'll see that sometimes enthusiasm and loyalty to the project outweigh talent...at times. Remember to make a Troma movie you have to sleep on the floor and defecate in a brown paper bag...so Robert DeNiro isn't exactly begging to be on our set. He prefers to defecate in plastic bags.
I just want to say I Absolutely love your movies. many a dark time in my life has been helped to pass by the absolutely absurd things coming from troma. I even do a 30 days of Troma horror every october and go through your catalog and review the movies. I even watched the student film you made! I just wanted to genuinely thank you from the bottom of my heart. any chance of you filming filming near Long island/NYC In the near future?, I'd love to be an extra. or maybe just help you keep stuff running since I work in IT.
Casting has now begun for Troma’s next movie "Shakespeare's Shtstorm", based on "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare. "Shakespeare's Shtstorm" will be directed by Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger!
Non-Union Feature to be shot SUMMER 2018, NY/ NJ AREA Long hours, low/no pay, great experience!
We are now casting principal roles! Some nudity required for roles, similar to R-rated nudity. Open auditions will be held at Troma Headquarters in Long Island City.
ALSO GREAT ROLES FOR: Unusual Males and Females ALL TYPES AND ETHNICITY, ALL SIZES
Do you have a unique physical attribute? Do you have a collectible car, motorcycle or other unusual vehicle? Do you have an exotic animal?
Now is your chance to showcase it and immortalize it on film!
For details and to reserve a time slot to audition please contact [email protected]