Author: Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman is an American independent film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of the 35 year-old Troma Entertainment, and the director of many of their feature films, including the The Toxic Avenger, The Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, Tromeo and Juliet, and Troma’s latest, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. More recently, Mr. Kaufman published the fifth installment in his world-famous "Make Your Own Damn Movie" series of books and master classes, "Produce Your Own Damn Movie!" He is currently working on preparing The Toxic Avenger Part V: The Toxic Twins.


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Be Willing to Get It 80% Right: Ted Hope Interview


In this excerpt from Sell Your Own Damn Movie, Lloyd Kaufman sits down with Ted Hope and talks about the opportunities filmmakers have to build audiences. LLOYD: Let’s talk a little bit about someone entering the industry today, because the democratization of cinema has made it possible for everyone to make his/her/its own damn movie….

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Get Your Own Damn Movie Soundtrack!


You’re probably wondering what to do about getting a great music track for your own damn movie that you’re producing. Because, let’s face it: music for your film or viral movie or music video is crucial for the trajectory of the emotional arc you want your audience to travel. Maybe you think it’s hopeless because…

Why “AAA Locksmith” is the Best Movie Title Ever

Why “AAA Locksmith” is the Best Movie Title Ever


Laugh if you want, but when you are picking a title for your movie, try to choose one that starts with the letter “A” or another letter close to the beginning of the alphabet. When people are flipping through pages and pages of movie titles, looking for something to watch, chances are that they are…


The Secrets of Troma Special Effects


Greetings from Tromaville! I’m out in the country right now reliving the beauty of the Troma classic When Nature Calls, and it is gorgeous here. Blue skies, fresh air, damnit, I almost stepped in some cow shit. I better watch my step. Ooh, look at those mushrooms. They look delicious. I think I’ll have one. Wow,…

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