February 18, 2018 Episode 205 - Lloyd Kaufman (Making Your Own Damn Movie Vol 2)

Lloyd Kaufman RETURNS! Lloyd is the co-founder and President of Troma Entertainment, and creator of the Toxic Avenger. Troma is now celebrating 40 years of filmmaking, and is the longest running independent movie studio in North America.

In  this episode, we chat Lloyd's latest movie, 'Return to Return to Nuke'em High aka Vol 2', Lloyd's next (and possibly last film) Shakespeare's Shitstorm aka The Tempest, the current state of indie film, what happened with the Toxic Avenger remake starring John Travolta, Lloyd's story about when McDonald's moved next to the Troma building, and tons more!

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Pre Shows

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

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— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

— Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson, And Jennifer Lawrence Will Try To Prove That Movie Stars Still Matter via Forbes - "Depending on how these films play out, 2018 could be a very good (or very bad) year for old-school movie stars proving that they still got what it takes to get the butts in the seats."


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Show Notes

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Volume 2

The explosive finale of Lloyd Kaufman’s inspired two-part indie event film, the continuation of the compelling adventure of Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers who must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville…and the world! When a perverse conspiracy is launched by the demented CEO of a multi-national “organic food” company, our heroines become embroiled in a death defying fight to restore their own humanity, while at the same time saving the entire world from enslavement and the apocalypse. Will they survive?

Upcoming Screenings

-- Return to Return to Nuke'Em High AKA Vol.2 - Philadelphia Premiere 

Thursday Mar 1, 2018 - 8:00PM
The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

-- Beverly Hills Premiere

Thursday March 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts
8556 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

-- North Hollywood Premiere

Friday March 9, 2018 - 9:55pm
NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Return to Return to Nuke'em High aka Volume 2 on Social Media

-- Official Site
-- Facebook
-- Twitter

Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1

Return to the Class of Nuke 'Em High follows a young couple that are up against the school glee club. Unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a gang called The Cretins. When the other students begin to undergo mutations, our couple must solve the mystery and save Tromaville High School.

Class of Nuke'em High

-- The timeless classic of readin', writin' and radiation, is available for the first time ever in this unrated Director's Cut. When first released in theaters in 1986, Class of Nuke'Em High became an instant sensation. Its unique blend of horror and humor was cheered by audiences and celebrated by critics. The film spawned two sequels and legions of fans. At Tromaville High School, located a stone's throw from the local Nuclear Power Plant, the students are getting brighter. In fact, they're beginning to develop a Troma-green glow. Innocent students mutate into sex-crazed psychos, the Honor Society's turned into carnivorous, kinky cretins, and the slimy monster stalking the hallways isn't the principal! The Director's Cut of Class of Nuke 'Em High has been lovingly restored by co-director Lloyd Kaufman (who developed the film during detention) and the Troma Team. Never-before-seen footage (found in the Tromaville High School's girls' bathroom) has been added.


Class of Nuke'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown

Welcome to the Tromaville Institute of Technology, where a melt-down prone nuclear power-plant creates hideously deformed, humongous mutant squirrels and obnoxious talking belly buttons with bad attitudes. Will peace ever be restored to the once-peaceful town of Tromaville?


Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid

The Tromaville student body is in danger again -- and it's not for flunking. Tromaville is under attack from a subhumanoid army led by the evil Dr. Slag and his perfectly proportioned partner, Professor Holt. On top of that, Tromie the Nuclear Rodent is raging mad! The third installment in the classic "Class of Nuke 'Em High" series.


-- -- What NOT to do when The NY Times interviews you - Uncle Lloydie Goes Nuts!

--  Lloyd Kaufman Interview with James Rolfe

-- The Toxic Avenger’ Remake Almost Had Kevin Smith As A Director - via Slashfilm

-- Shakespeare's Shitstorm aka The Tempest - Lloyd's next (and possibly last) film


--  Lloyd Kaufman And The Toxic Avenger: Tag Team Champions! - Lloyd Kaufman and the Toxic Avenger return to the FSCW ring to defend their tag team championship title against the likes of Junk Rat and Road Hog!

-- My Dinner with Trey (Parker)



Lloyd Kaufman

-- Official Site
-- Troma Now - Only $4.99/month to stream all of Troma's library and your 1st month is free
-- Twitter
-- Facebook

Dave Bullis

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