Marlo and Halleluyah caught up with director Lloyd Kaufman, innovator and indie-film pioneer at last week’s Cinemonde NY Premier of Family Values for an instant classic interview. Now…if you don’t know of Kaufman, and you are in the film business or even trying to be, shame on you. Husband of the New York State Film Commissioner Patricia Kaufman, this filmmaker has a long list of credits including the Toxic Avenger franchise that you will just have to view on IMDb, because there is no way they are all fitting on this page.
His latest venture is The Toxic Avenger Musical which is now playing at New World Stages. You can also check out his bio on Fearnet.
“His (Lloyd Kaufman) string of low-budget, lowbrow horror comedies stretching back to the ’80s has been cited as influence by Peter Jackson, the Farrelly Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike, and Guillermo Del Toro, just to cite a few prominent examples.”
– Lou Lumenick, chief critic – New York Post
“The impact of Troma can be seen in nearly every independent filmmaker who cut his teeth in the video era, from Peter Jackson and Quentin Tarantino to South Park’s Trey Parker (who’s debut, Cannibal! The Musical was a Troma production), and the Troma universe has a devoted worldwide fan base to rival that of any comic book.”– The A.V. Club – The Onion