Underground Film Journal

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson was an American underground filmmaker based in San Francisco. His films were distinctive for their prankish sense of humor.

He passed away in January 2012.


King David (1970/2003) (with Mike Henderson)
Special Warning (1998)
Limitations (1988)
Hamlet Act (1982)
Deep Westurn (1974)
Bleu Shut (1970)
War Is Hell (1968)
The Awful Backlash (1967)
The Great Blondino (1967) (with William T. Wiley)
Hot Leatherette (1967)
The Off-Handed Jape (1967) (with William T. Wiley)
Penny Bright and Jimmy Witherspoon (1967)
Confessions of a Black Mother Succuba (1965)
Oh Dem Watermelons (1965)
Plastic Haircut (1963)


Robert Nelson, R.I.P.
West coast based underground filmmaker Robert Nelson, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer within the past year, passed away this week. He was 81 years old.