STRAIGHT FROM TROMA: TONY TIMPONE, KATHA CATO & ROY FRUMKES JOIN TROMADANCE PANEL
Greetings From Tromaville! We are pleased to announce that former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone, Street Trash writer/producer Roy Frumkes and Queens World Film Festival co-director Katha Cato will join James Gunn and Ti West on the panel at the 13th Annual TromaDance Film Festival, the only truly independent film festival that is completely FREE! The panel will be moderated by President of Troma and creator of The Toxic Avenger Lloyd Kaufman.
Two feature films have been selected to screen – the first, The FP, tells the story of two gangs locked in a turf war in rural wasteland Frasier Park, in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game Beat-Beat Revolution. The FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear. Also screening is Manborg, in which a soldier, brought back to life as a cyborg, fights alongside a band of adventurers against demon hordes in a dystopian future. These will screen along with thirty-six films already announced.
TromaDance will be held at Asbury Lanes in historic Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 4th and 5th. All TromaDance screenings are free and with the festival’s “No VIP Policy”, celebrities and fans are treated equally. Unlike mainstream, elitist festivals like Cannes and Sundance, TromaDance does not charge film makers anything to submit their films. As is the tradition, part of the TromaDance 2012 budget is funded by fans. This year the festival is being partially crowd-funded through Kickstarter.
Founded in 1999 by Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger) and inspired by Trey Parker (South Park), whose first film Cannibal: The Musical! was a Troma release, TromaDance enjoyed ten successful years in Park City, Utah. In 2010, TromaDance came home to New Jersey, home of Tromaville and The Toxic Avenger. The response TromaDance received from the people of Asbury Park and the media was overwhelmingly positive. Visit www.tromadance.com for information about TromaDance 2012.
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