Make Your Own Damn Movie

Make Your Own Damn Movie

Director: Gabriel Friedman, Sean McGrath Cast: Lloyd Kaufman, Oliver Stone


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In a career spanning four decades, Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Team Pictures has been making low-budget movies that have been able to compete for space on multiplex screens and video-store shelves alongside expensive Hollywood blockbusters, and he's proved that the independent filmmaker with a small bankroll can succeed under the right circumstances. Now Kaufman shares his secrets in Make Your Own Damn Movie, an instructional DVD box set that serves as an audio-visual companion to his book of the same name. Kaufman breaks down the basics of writing a script, raising money, finding a cast, setting up production, putting your project on film, editing and preparing it for release, distributing to theaters and film festivals, and much more. Joining Kaufman are a number of other noted filmmakers who've risen from the independent ranks, including George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park), John G. Avildsen (Rocky), John Badham (Saturday Night Fever), Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast), Larry Cohen (It's Alive!), and more.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2005
UPC: 0790357923793
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Troma
Region Code: 0
Time: 12:00:00
Sales rank: 45,696

Special Features

Three full-length behind-the-scenes documentaries: "All the Love You Cannes" (film distribution), "The Making of Terror Firmer" and "Apocalypse Soon: The Making of Citizen Toxie"; Workshop deconstruction edition of "Battle of Love's Return," Lloyd's early "no budget" movie, released theatrically in 1971; Lessons on making your own damn: Music video, comic book, movie theatre, video store, film festival and more!

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Scene Index

Disc #2 -- Lloyd Kaufman's Make Your Own Damn Movie! - Disc 2
1. What's It All About? [10:33]
2. Introducing the Muse [10:05]
3. No Good Deed.. [18:17]
4. Can't Catch a Break [13:04]
5. The Beautiful People [14:48]
6. A Higher Power [13:29]
Disc #3 -- Lloyd Kaufman's Make Your Own Damn Movie! - Disc 3
2. Day One [8:39]
3. Toxie Arrives [9:49]
4. Day Two [6:37]
5. Assaulted by Breasts [3:37]
6. No Shirt? No Squibs [8:46]
7. The Gun Jam Jam [10:53]
8. First Thing in the Morning [3:09]
9. Joe Fleishaker's Wait Problem [9:41]
10. The "Easier" Day [3:33]
11. The House of Stooopid [2:57]
12. When Sex Scenes Go Bad [3:15]
13. For Lloyd the Bell Tolls [:56]
14. The Full Body Burn [17:33]
15. Warning: Lead Paint Can Be Hazardous to Your Film [7:12]
16. The Amazing High Fall [2:14]
17. Melvin Returns to Tromaville [8:24]
18. A Celebrity Visits Tromaville [1:52]
19. What a Drag [2:39]
20. Shooting the Fight [1:41]
21. Joe Fleishaker: Portrait of a Love Machine [3:14]
22. Rehearsing the Hospital Fight [5:10]
23. Troma's Three Rules of Production [6:02]
24. All Good Things Must Come to an End [3:27]

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