Me & Lloyd Kaufman

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I am first A.D. on the feature schlock-horror flick Hellitosis: The Legend of Stankmouth.  So I said to myself I would never direct a slasher pic. That doesn't mean I cannot assistant-direct somone else's movie.

Especially this one, because it has indie film legend Lloyd Kaufman in a short guest sequence - Lloyd plays poor Jeremiah, who is beaten and slashed to death by one of the film's baddies. Lloyd is the man behind Troma Films: Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist, Nuke 'Em High and a great many more low budget movies. He makes them and distributes them independently and has a very big hate on for the mainstream (mainstream hates him as well, I do believe). He was the president of the American Film Market for a couple years (I didn't know that), I think a very prestigious place to be.

Anyway, it was a real pleasure to work with Lloyd Kaufman and a bunch of us got pictures with him. Here is the better one of two - taken after his scene. Wished to get another without the blood but I had a scene to do and he had to get out of his makeup and off to his hotel...

I really wished you were there, Casheena. I thought how charmed Lloyd would have been with you and it would have been cool to get a picture with you two. I am always so proud of you on set I don't think I ever told you that before.