Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman is co-founder and President of New York-based production and distribution company Troma Entertainment. Over the course of 35 years, Troma’s visionary body of work has had a huge impact on pop culture and today’s mainstream filmmaking.

According to New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick, Kaufman “has been cited as a major influence by Peter Jackson and Quentin Tarantino, among others.”

In 1984, Kaufman’s The Toxic Avenger led to an animated spin-off series, several different Marvel comic book titles and is now an Off-Broadway musical.

Kaufman, who has published five books and been honored by numerous international film festivals over the years, most recently wrote and directed Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.