Nick Zedd is an American underground filmmaker based in New York City. He is also the founder of the Cinema of Transgression film movement.
Zedd began making films with 1979's They Eat Scum and later formed a cohesive film movement out of NYC's Lower East Side low-budget, shock-based filmmaking community. His efforts included publishing the zine The Underground Film Bulletin, holding screening events in alternative venues, writing the Cinema of Transgression's manifesto and producing a VHS compilation of Transgression filmmakers' films.
Even though the official Transgression movement burned out by the early '90s, it helped influence a whole new generation of extreme filmmakers.
Zedd has continued to make films since then and directed the public access superhero parody TV show The Adventures of Electra Elf starring Rev. Jen.
Learn more about this filmmaker at his official website.
Watch Streaming Films By Nick Zedd:
I Was a Quality of Life Violation (2002)
Lord of the Cockrings (2002)
Elf Panties: The Movie (2001)
I of K9 (2001)
Thus Spake Zarathustra (2001)
Imitation of Kiss (2001)
Tom Thumb in the Land of the Giants (1999)
Ecstasy in Entropy (1999)
Screen Test 98 (1998)
Why Do You Exist? (1998)
Smiling Faces Tell Lies (1995)
War Is Menstrual Envy (1992)
Police State (1987)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1986)
Go to Hell (1986)
Thrust in Me (1985) (with Richard Kern)
School of Shame (1984)
Geek Maggot Bingo (1983)
The Wild World of Lydia Lunch (1983)
The Bogus Man (1980)
They Eat Scum (1979)
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