The Opioid Epidemic is destroying America. Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman celebrates Troma’s 45th and his 50th year making movies, by taking on Big Pharma, addiction and the intolerance of social media in #ShakespearesShitstorm. This irreverent musical adaptation of “The Tempest” is ripe with bawdy couplets, Hieronymus Boschian images of excess and unrefined iambic pentameter.”
#ShakepearesShitstorm marks the most ambitious project in Troma’s 45 year history. Working with one of Hollywood’s best special effects companies, Troma brings a whole new experience to their stylized brand. Having a bigger budget also brought about larger scale on-location filming in Albania (a first for narrative feature films in the country) as well as a celestial orchestral score from Portugal and a little help from the Bard. Shakespeare has never been this raw and unfiltered.
Classic English literature and references to Stanley Kubrick lift our festival's intellectual level to new heights. Companion piece with TROMA: FIGHTING FOR THE UNDERDOG
For more than forty years, Lloyd Kaufman has been a driving force of the independant filmmaking scene. In Troma: Fighting for the Underdog, the co-creator of Troma and the Toxic Avenger evokes the ups and downs of a long career full of sex, gore and irony...