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KATE MCGARRIGLE
(MIRANDA)

Kate McGarrigle is a Philadelphia native and graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She can be most recently seen in viral sensations Period Piece and Queering, the latter of which screened at SXSW 2019. Kate is a singer and writer in addition to being an actress; you can find her comedic work on her joint TikTok channel with her Troma co-star Erin Miller: @McKandMiller. Upcoming: films A Ring for Christmas (Hallmark) and Odd Man Rush.

ERIN PATRICK MILLER
(FERDINAND)

Erin Patrick Miller is a NYC based actor from Minnesota. After high school, Erin went to the University of Minnesota Duluth, right on Lake Superior, for Musical Theater where he played numerous roles in school and in the surrounding community, including Pippin and Melchior in Spring Awakening. He then spent a year in Minneapolis performing in many venues, including the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in The Pirates of Penzance. He is now based in New York City where he continues to pursue acting and singing. His film debut was in Troma’s #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM, directed by Lloyd Kaufman. He produces sketch comedy with his partner, Kate McGarrigle. He studied theatre at The University of Minnesota Duluth. Erin is also a miniature painter with Dwarven Forge and live streams video games on Twitch as MojoHamster.

CATHERINE CORCORAN
(PROSPERO’S WIFE)

Catherine Corcoran is best known for her starring roles in Troma Entertainment’s, RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH franchise and Epic Pictures feature, TERRIFER. Her career also includes a supporting role in the recent IFC Films feature CHUCK alongside Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts; and a starring role in the upcoming feature, LONG LOST by Emmy Award-winning director, Erik Bloomquist. She has co-starred on television series ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘MTV Pranks,’ and worked under the mentorship of Academy Award recognized directors Peter Jackson (THE LOVELY BONES) and Josh Fox (GASLAND). She has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Interview Magazine, TIME Magazine, PAPER Magazine, MAXIM Magazine, and Le Figaro. Much in the vein of her mentors, Catherine is also known for her advocacy of independent art, and has spoken at The Museum of Modern Art, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of the Moving Image. Originally from Philadelphia, she now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

AMANDA FLOWERS
(ARIEL)

Amanda Flowers is a horror actress known for starring
roles in such campy independent horror flicks as
REAGITATOR: Revenge of the Parody (Dir. Dylan Greenberg) and HEARTS OF FARTNESS (Dir. Lloyd Kaufman and John Brennan). She has been a proud
Tromette for four years under the name TROMANDA, through which she has inspired many a teenage pervert
and miscreant. Her acting draws from a rich past in macabre fantasy-oriented performance art and underground theatre. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including the NY Times article
“What the Ravens Wrought.” You can see Amanda in the
upcoming “Spirit Riser” (Dir. Dylan Greenberg), also
starring Lloyd Kaufman, Kansas Bowling, and Cherie
Currie.

Dylan Mars
Greenberg
(Trini)

Dylan Mars Greenberg is a filmmaker, actor/ess, musician and multimedia artist from New York
City who was part of Troma’s “Institute for Gifted Youth” campaign. Her work has bee
covered by Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vice, Pitchfork PAPER and many more. She has directed seven feature films, which include REAGITATOR: Revenge of the Parody which stars fellow Troma alumn Amanda Flowers, and Dark Prism, as well as countless music videos. She, along with her band Theophobia currently holds the title of “Miss Subways 2019”. Her upcoming feature film Spirit Riser stars Amanda Flowers, Lloyd Kaufman, fellow TromAlumn Kansas Bowling and Cherie Currie.

Zoë Geltman
(Steph)

Zoe Geltman is an actor and a playwright
and a born-and-bred New Yorker. She is
currently developing her own play, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, based on Sylvia Townsend Warner’s 1926 novel, Lolly Willowes, with New York-based theater company, New Georges. She puppeteers, signs and lends her voice to works by the playwright/composer-visual artist team of Megan Murtha and Mark Fox. She is forever grateful and proud to have worked with mad genius Lloyd Kaufman and Troma on Shakespeare’s Shitstorm. www.zoegeltman.com

Zac Amico
(Associate Director/
Lindy East)

Zac Amico is a comedian, actor, and filmmaker from Brooklyn, New York. Zac previously appeared in and associate directed Troma’s RETURN TO NUKE EM HIGH Volumes 1 and 2. He can be heard every week on the GaS Digital Network on both The Real Ass Podcast and his own horror themed podcast, Zac Amico’s Midnight Spookshow. After appearing as a competitor on Comedy Central’s
Roast Battle, Zac took his love of talking trash to the next logical step and currently appears as a manager and regular antagonist with the professional wrestling organization Capitol Wrestling. You can follow Zac on Twitter and Instagram at @zacisnotfunny.

Monique Dupree
(Caliban)

Monique (Gata) Dupree personifies the term entertainer. Actress of screen and stage, scream queen, pro-wresting personality, singer, international alternative model of photography and varying art forms including comic books and video games, producer, director, dancer, social media influencer/manager/darling, professional cos-player and the spokeswoman behind the “Nudity is Art” movement. Monique’s contribution to the underground arts, live performances, genre and independent films is a tapestry of artistic excellence spanning a 30 year career and endless categories of creative works.

Abraham Sparrow
(Big Al)

Abraham Sparrow (Big Al) wishes every day was like on the set of #ShakespearesShitstorm. He starred in three films Zac Amico directed, appears in “I Am Legend”, “Super Exgirlfriend”, and “Chris Rock Show.” Acted on B’way, Off and very Off. Does standup and improv
regularly. Works globally with his physical-comedy/variety-arts performances. Contact him thru Twitter @AbrahamSparrow. See some of his one man shows and films on YouTube just by putting in his name.
He thanks you for your patronage.

Brandon Bassham
(Writer/ Francis Bacon)

Brandon Bassham is originally from Florida but now lives in NYC. He has a sketch comedy background with the Upright Citizens Brigade and was a member of the internet sketch group Bobby Chicago. He is the writer/director of FEAR TOWN, USA, THE SLASHENING, and the upcoming SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING, as well as penning the script for Llouyd Kaufman’s #ShakespearesShitstorm.

Filipe Melo
(Music)

Filipe Melo is a Portuguese musician, film director and comic book author. He graduated in Jazz Performance from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Soon after, he wrote and produced the short film I’ll See You in My Dreams, winner of 12 international awards, including the Melies D’Or. He is a jazz musician and arranger, having performed with artists like Benny Golson, Seamus Blake, Andrea Bocelli and Grammy nominated artist António Zambujo (whose album he produced), among many others. Melo also writes for Dark Horse Comics in the US, having published 7 graphic novels. These books feature forewords by filmmakers John Landis, George A. Romero, Lloyd Kaufman and Tobe Hooper. His latest short film “Sleepwalk”, won the Portuguese Academy Sophia award. He is a professor of music at the Lisbon College of Music (ESML), and is finishing a Master’s Degree on Mind and Pedagogy.

Doug Sakmann
(Co-Producer & SPFX Supervisor)

Doug Sakmann has been working in Tromaville for over twenty years, starting as an actor and becoming an associate producer on Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4 at eighteen years old. Sakmann went on to produce and co-direct Troma’s Edge TV for Channel 4 in the UK and has been involved in many of Lloyd Kaufman’s projects in the last two decades, including SPFX Supervisor & Associate Producer on Return To Nuke Em High Vol 1 & 2. He has also held the mantle of Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D in many Troma projects, most recently in the ‘Kabukiman Cocktail Corner’ variety show. Outside of his work with Troma, Sakmann is an accomplished FX artist, producer & director – having produced over forty five feature films as well as many TV projects, music videos, short films & commercials. Sakmann’s recent projects include Art Director on Netflix’s reboot of the true-crime show ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and Director of the latest music video for death-metal band Cannibal Corpse, ‘Red Before Black’. dougsakmann.com

Justin A. Martell
(Producer)

Justin Martell has worked with Troma Entertainment for close to a decade. He produced the in-house Troma production Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical (2010), followed by the Troma/Anchor Bay co-production Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol 1 (2013), as well as Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol 2 (2017). In 2018, Martell co-founded Pioneer Media, a production services company specializing in bringing US crews to Eastern Europe, and through which he facilitated #ShakespearesShtstorm’s Albania unit before co-producing the rest of the film in NYC. Martell’s other recent producing credits include The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (2018-) for AMC’s Shudder Network and Fangoria’s remake of Castle Freak (2019).

John Brennan
(Producer)

John Brennan has produced, written, edited, directed, and scored hundreds of hours of digital content for Troma Entertainment since 2014. His works include the popular web series “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner,” Troma’s first VR experience “Heart of Fartness starring The Toxic Avenger,” and the award-winning short film “Dolphinman Battles the Sex Lobsters,” which was an official selection in 33 international film festivals on six continents. John also produced Lloyd Kaufman’s latest two feature films, “Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol. 2” and “#ShakespearesShitstorm.” In addition to his creative ventures with Troma, John works on “The Last Drive with Joe Bob Briggs,” which airs on AMC’s Shudder streaming service. His credits on the show include: Production Manager, Music Supervisor, Theme Song Composer, and Cast member. For more information on John Brennan, please visit him on social media @badtechno.

Patricia Kaufman
(Producer)

Patricia Swinney Kaufman is the executive director of the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development and the deputy commissioner of Empire State Development. Kaufman is the former president of the Association of Film Commissioners International, where she still serves on the board of directors. She is the secretary for the Hamptons International Film Festival and has also acted in some films directed by her husband, Lloyd Kaufman, the co-founder of Troma Entertainment.

KATE MCGARRIGLE
(MIRANDA)

Kate McGarrigle is a Philadelphia native and graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She can be most recently seen in viral sensations Period Piece and Queering, the latter of which screened at SXSW 2019. Kate is a singer and writer in addition to being an actress; you can find her comedic work on her joint TikTok channel with her Troma co-star Erin Miller: @McKandMiller. Upcoming: films A Ring for Christmas (Hallmark) and Odd Man Rush.

ERIN PATRICK MILLER
(FERDINAND)

Erin Patrick Miller is a NYC based actor from Minnesota. After high school, Erin went to the University of Minnesota Duluth, right on Lake Superior, for Musical Theater where he played numerous roles in school and in the surrounding community, including Pippin and Melchior in Spring Awakening. He then spent a year in Minneapolis performing in many venues, including the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in The Pirates of Penzance. He is now based in New York City where he continues to pursue acting and singing. His film debut was in Troma’s #SHAKESPEARESSHITSTORM, directed by Lloyd Kaufman. He produces sketch comedy with his partner, Kate McGarrigle. He studied theatre at The University of Minnesota Duluth. Erin is also a miniature painter with Dwarven Forge and live streams video games on Twitch as MojoHamster.

CATHERINE CORCORAN
(PROSPERO’S WIFE)

Catherine Corcoran is best known for her starring roles in Troma Entertainment’s, RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH franchise and Epic Pictures feature, TERRIFER. Her career also includes a supporting role in the recent IFC Films feature CHUCK alongside Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts; and a starring role in the upcoming feature, LONG LOST by Emmy Award-winning director, Erik Bloomquist. She has co-starred on television series ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘MTV Pranks,’ and worked under the mentorship of Academy Award recognized directors Peter Jackson (THE LOVELY BONES) and Josh Fox (GASLAND). She has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Interview Magazine, TIME Magazine, PAPER Magazine, MAXIM Magazine, and Le Figaro. Much in the vein of her mentors, Catherine is also known for her advocacy of independent art, and has spoken at The Museum of Modern Art, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of the Moving Image. Originally from Philadelphia, she now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

AMANDA FLOWERS
(ARIEL)

Amanda Flowers is a horror actress known for starring roles in such campy independent horror flicks as
REAGITATOR: Revenge of the Parody (Dir. Dylan Greenberg) and HEARTS OF FARTNESS (Dir. Lloyd Kaufman and John Brennan). She has been a proud
Tromette for four years under the name TROMANDA, through which she has inspired many a teenage pervert
and miscreant. Her acting draws from a rich past in macabre fantasy-oriented performance art and underground theatre. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including the NY Times article
“What the Ravens Wrought.” You can see Amanda in the upcoming “Spirit Riser” (Dir. Dylan Greenberg), also starring Lloyd Kaufman, Kansas Bowling, and Cherie Currie.

Dylan Mars
Greenberg
(Trini)

Dylan Mars Greenberg is a filmmaker, actor/ess, musician and multimedia artist from New York City who was part of Troma’s “Institute for Gifted Youth” campaign. Her work has been covered by Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vice, Pitchfork PAPER and many more. She has directed seven feature films, which include REAGITATOR: Revenge of the Parody which stars fellow Troma alumn Amanda Flowers, and Dark Prism, as well as countless music videos. She, along with her band Theophobia currently holds the title of “Miss Subways 2019”. Her upcoming feature film Spirit Riser stars Amanda Flowers, Lloyd Kaufman, fellow TromAlumn Kansas Bowling and Cherie Currie.

Zoë Geltman
(Steph)

Zoe Geltman is an actor and a playwright
and a born-and-bred New Yorker. She is
currently developing her own play, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, based on Sylvia Townsend Warner’s 1926 novel, Lolly Willowes, with New York-based theater company, New Georges. She puppeteers, signs and lends her voice to works by the playwright/composer-visual artist team of Megan Murtha and Mark Fox. She is forever grateful and proud to have worked with mad genius Lloyd Kaufman and Troma on Shakespeare’s Shitstorm. www.zoegeltman.com

Zac Amico
(Associate Director/
Lindy East)

Zac Amico is a comedian, actor, and filmmaker from Brooklyn, New York. Zac previously appeared in and associate directed Troma’s RETURN TO NUKE EM HIGH Volumes 1 and 2. He can be heard every week on the GaS Digital Network on both The Real Ass Podcast and his own horror themed podcast, Zac Amico’s Midnight Spookshow. After appearing as a competitor on Comedy Central’s
Roast Battle, Zac took his love of talking trash to the next logical step and currently appears as a manager and regular antagonist with the professional wrestling organization Capitol Wrestling. You can follow Zac on Twitter and Instagram at @zacisnotfunny.

Monique Dupree
(Caliban)

Monique (Gata) Dupree personifies the term entertainer. Actress of screen and stage, scream queen, pro-wresting personality, singer, international alternative model of photography and varying art forms including comic books and video games, producer, director, dancer, social media influencer/manager/darling, professional cos-player and the spokeswoman behind the “Nudity is Art” movement. Monique’s contribution to the underground arts, live performances, genre and independent films is a tapestry of artistic excellence spanning a 30 year career and endless categories of creative works.

Abraham Sparrow
(Big Al)

Abraham Sparrow (Big Al) wishes every day was like on the set of #ShakespearesShitstorm. He starred in three films Zac Amico directed, appears in “I Am Legend”, “Super Exgirlfriend”, and “Chris Rock Show.” Acted on B’way, Off and very Off. Does standup and improv
regularly. Works globally with his physical-comedy/variety-arts performances. Contact him thru Twitter @AbrahamSparrow. See some of his one man shows and films on YouTube just by putting in his name.
He thanks you for your patronage.

Brandon Bassham
(Writer/ Francis Bacon)

Brandon Bassham is originally from Florida but now lives in NYC. He has a sketch comedy background with the Upright Citizens Brigade and was a member of the internet sketch group Bobby Chicago. He is the writer/director of FEAR TOWN, USA, THE SLASHENING, and the upcoming SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINNING, as well as penning the script for Llouyd Kaufman’s #ShakespearesShitstorm.

Filipe Melo
(Music)

Filipe Melo is a Portuguese musician, film director and comic book author. He graduated in Jazz Performance from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Soon after, he wrote and produced the short film I’ll See You in My Dreams, winner of 12 international awards, including the Melies D’Or. He is a jazz musician and arranger, having performed with artists like Benny Golson, Seamus Blake, Andrea Bocelli and Grammy nominated artist António Zambujo (whose album he produced), among many others. Melo also writes for Dark Horse Comics in the US, having published 7 graphic novels. These books feature forewords by filmmakers John Landis, George A. Romero, Lloyd Kaufman and Tobe Hooper. His latest short film “Sleepwalk”, won the Portuguese Academy Sophia award. He is a professor of music at the Lisbon College of Music (ESML), and is finishing a Master’s Degree on Mind and Pedagogy.

Doug Sakmann
(Co-Producer and SPFX Supervisor)

Doug Sakmann has been working in Tromaville for over twenty years, starting as an actor and becoming an associate producer on Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4 at eighteen years old. Sakmann went on to produce and co-direct Troma’s Edge TV for Channel 4 in the UK and has been involved in many of Lloyd Kaufman’s projects in the last two decades, including SPFX Supervisor & Associate Producer on Return To Nuke Em High Vol 1 & 2. He has also held the mantle of Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D in many Troma projects, most recently in the ‘Kabukiman Cocktail Corner’ variety show. Outside of his work with Troma, Sakmann is an accomplished FX artist, producer & director – having produced over forty five feature films as well as many TV projects, music videos, short films & commercials. Sakmann’s recent projects include Art Director on Netflix’s reboot of the true-crime show ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and Director of the latest music video for death-metal band Cannibal Corpse, ‘Red Before Black’. dougsakmann.com 

Justin A. Martell
(Producer)

Justin Martell has worked with Troma Entertainment for close to a decade. He produced the in-house Troma production Mr. Bricks: A Heavy Metal Murder Musical (2010), followed by the Troma/Anchor Bay co-production Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol 1 (2013), as well as Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol 2 (2017). In 2018, Martell co-founded Pioneer Media, a production services company specializing in bringing US crews to Eastern Europe, and through which he facilitated #ShakespearesShtstorm’s Albania unit before co-producing the rest of the film in NYC. Martell’s other recent producing credits include The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (2018-) for AMC’s Shudder Network and Fangoria’s remake of Castle Freak (2019).

John Brennan
(Producer)

John Brennan has produced, written, edited, directed, and scored hundreds of hours of digital content for Troma Entertainment since 2014. His works include the popular web series “Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner,” Troma’s first VR experience “Heart of Fartness starring The Toxic Avenger,” and the award-winning short film “Dolphinman Battles the Sex Lobsters,” which was an official selection in 33 international film festivals on six continents. John also produced Lloyd Kaufman’s latest two feature films, “Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Vol. 2” and “#ShakespearesShitstorm.” In addition to his creative ventures with Troma, John works on “The Last Drive with Joe Bob Briggs,” which airs on AMC’s Shudder streaming service. His credits on the show include: Production Manager, Music Supervisor, Theme Song Composer, and Cast member. For more information on John Brennan, please visit him on social media @badtechno.

Patricia Kaufman
(Producer)

Patricia Swinney Kaufman is the executive director of the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development and the deputy commissioner of Empire State Development. Kaufman is the former president of the Association of Film Commissioners International, where she still serves on the board of directors. She is the secretary for the Hamptons International Film Festival and has also acted in some films directed by her husband, Lloyd Kaufman, the co-founder of Troma Entertainment.

Lloyd Kaufman

In the late 1960’s, Kaufman was enrolled at Yale University (where he would later
present his Make Your Own Damn Movie Master Classes), diligently working on a
respectable degree in Chinese Studies. However, Kaufman was destined for other
things.

As he explains in his hit book All I Need To Know About Filmmaking I
Learned From The Toxic Avenger (published by Penguin Putnam), “At Yale I was placed in a dormitory room with two film fanatics, and I knew everything had irrevocably changed.” In fact, Kaufman was infected with a love of movies from which he never recovered.

In 1971, Kaufman met his future partner Michael Herz at Yale. The Troma Universe
was born in 1974 with a series of highly original, raunchy comedies such as Squeeze
Play, Stuck On You, Waitress, and other titles ending with an exclamation point.
These movies, independent precursors to such later smash hits as National
Lampoon’s Animal House and Porky’s, did well financially, although Kaufman
continued to work on such outside productions as Rocky and Saturday Night Fever. Kaufman’s relationship with mainstream Hollywood would not last long. “There were problems,” Kaufman said, “as I always wanted to do things my own way and my employers insisted I do things the correct way.” He continued to build up a list of impressive credits as well as some overpowering debts.

Kaufman proved his former employers
wrong with his 1984 breakthrough movie,
The Toxic Avenger. This tale of a health club mop boy named Melvin who is transformed into a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength struck a chord with audiences and critics alike, demonstrating that there were a large number of people who were interested in seeing things done Kaufman’s way. The Toxic Avenger led to an animated television series, “Toxic Crusaders,” several different comic book titles (published by Marvel and, most recently, Troma’s own independent comic book imprint), and three sequels. The most recent film in the series is Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV.

 

The success of The Toxic Avenger was
followed by a string of commercial and artistic triumphs in a similar vein, blending
fantasy, heavy action, comedy, and eroticism in a style that can only be described as “Tromatic.” These films, including the Class of Nuke ‘Em High series, Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D., and Troma’s War, were often ignored or scorned by the intelligentsia of the time but spoke to an entire generation of young people who rejected the pandering, commercial films of the mid-to-late 80’s. Some of these Troma fans went on to become filmmakers themselves, including Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Mike Judge, Peter Jackson, and Trey Parker. Thanks to these admirers, Kaufman has
been asked to make cameo appearances in films like Trey Parker’s Orgazmo and Eli
Roth’s Cabin Fever.

Lately, Kaufman and the Troma Team have begun to win respect from even their
harshest critics. Tromeo & Juliet became a surprise theatrical and critical hit,
earning the grand prize at the Fanta Festival in Rome.
Kaufman’s following opus, Terror Firmer, inspired by the book All I Need To
Know About Filmmaking I Learned From The Toxic Avenger played for six
months in Los Angeles alone.

In addition, Kaufman has been an honored guest at various international film festivals and Troma retrospectives around the world. The San Sebastian Film Festival, the British Film Institute, the Cinematheque Francaise, the American Cinematheque, the Chicago International Film Festival,
the UCLA Film Archives, the Tokyo Film Festival, and the Shanghai International
Film Festival are just a few of the venues to have showered Kaufman with praise
and free booze. Kaufman has received the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the
Fantasy Film Festival of Amsterdam, Sitges Film Festival, Brussels Festival of
Fantasy and others.

In January 1999, Kaufman founded the TromaDance Film Festival. Determined to give independent film back to the people, Kaufman established a festival where there is no entry fee to filmmakers to submit their films, nor is there any admission charged to audience members. The TromaDance Film Festival presents a broad spectrum of films and film styles, creating an opportunity for everyone to put their own personal vision on film and have it seen.

Kaufman is also a tireless innovator, constantly using new developments in technology to foster the growth of independent art. Troma has a dynamic web presence with Troma.com, TromaDance.com, and Troma Now. All three sites provide news and entertainment, as well as providing an outlet for Troma to sell videos, DVDs, clothing, Tromabilia, and other products from the Troma Universe directly to their fans. Troma has also been ahead of the curve in DVD production, releasing feature-packed titles since 1997.

Kaufman has also earned the respect and trust of his peers in the independent filmmaking community. He was elected to two terms as Chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (http://www.ifta-online.org/), the trade association of the independent entertainment industry. During Kaufman’s chairmanship, IFTA successfully lobbied in Washington D.C. to require that Comcast NBC Universal open its ranks to independent producers.

Kaufman’s most recent publication is Sell Your Own Damn Movie! (published by Reed Elsevier/ Focal Press), the latest installment of his acclaimed series of books on guerrilla filmmaking that includes Make Your Own Damn Movie! (published by St. Martin’s Press), Direct Your Own Damn Movie! (published by Reed Elsevier/Focal Press) and Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (published by Reed Elsevier/Focal Press). The books have inspired Kaufman to teach a successful series of Master Classes at colleges and institutions across the country and the world!

In addition, he created 20 half-hour television episodes for England’s Channel 4. The series, “Troma’s Edge TV,” brought UK viewers all the Tromatic superheroes, cutting-edge humor, and great music they’ve come to expect from Troma movies.

Kaufman’s recent cellu-Lloyd masterpiece Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, a satire about the fast food industry, opened to sold out crowds in New York City and became the #1 grossing film, per screen average, over its opening weekend. Entertainment Weekly called Poultrygeist “genuine sick fun.”