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.

Filmography

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)

Articles:

Underground Film Screening: Austin, September 23, 1966
From the Austin Daily Texan, September 22, 1966 Film-Makers’ Co-Op Shows ‘The Wild One’ The Gulf Coast Film-Makers’ Co-Op, an off campus student organization, will inaugurate its Film Factory at 8 p.m., Friday. Founded to encourage student film-making, Film-Makers’ Co-Op is a result of interest among university students for a place to show and make… Read More…
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.