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Help James Gunn's Mentor, Lloyd Kaufmann, Take Troma Films To Cannes Film Festival

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 01/17/2013 - 21:30

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5088:]]All of us cosmic fans know that our favorite upcoming moving slated for August 1, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, is being directed by James Gunn.

But did you know that James got his start at Troma Films under the guidance of Lloyd Kaufman?

Kaufman and Troma Films are known for cult classics such as The Toxic Avenger as well as The Class of Nuke 'Em High. Actually, Kaufman shot the sequel, Return To Nuke 'Em High, in the backyard of Cosmic Book News offices, with a huge beach party scene filmed in Niagara Falls, NY.

For over 40 years Llloyd Kaufman has been providing fans original independent films as well as mentoring upcoming filmmakers, such as James Gunn. If you are familiar with Troma Films, you see where Gunn's Super and Slither got their inspiration from; if not, well know you know.

Now we see that Lloyd wants to take his Troma Films to the Cannes Film Festival in France to shoot the follow-up to his 2002 documentary with Occupy Cannes.

Check out the following promotional video for their IndieGoGo fundraiser - it's a real hoot - and be sure to help out. They even offer a plethora of prizes including a trip with them to the Cannes Film Festival as well as props, art books and autographs.