For those who don’t know about the festival, Troma states:
“TromaDance is the first film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Also, there are no VIP reservations or preferential treatment regarding films, panels, or parties of any kind given. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art – in all its forms – is for the people!”
The movies are gory, vulgar, and totally indie. I loved it!
Lucky for all of you, I was able to pull out my iPhone and hit record when Troma’s owner, LLyod Kaufman, hosted the Saturday evening panel. The panel was made of James Gunn (Super, Dawn Of The Dead, Scooby Doo, Slither), Ti West (House Of The Dead, The InnKeepers, Cabin Fever 2), Roy Frumkes (Street Trash, The Substitute), Tony Timpone (Fangoria), and Katha Cota (Queens World Film Festival). They gave their expert advice on how to make it in the film world, and I suggest you listen to their rags to riches stories. Enjoy!