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2012 TromaDance: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ April 27, 2012

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The TromaDance film festival makes it into puberty with their 13th annual edition and you won’t want to miss where they’ve grown some hair on May 4-5 at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It’s two days of hormone-fueled short films, voice-changing features and a star-studded panel discussion.

Two features will be screening at the fest: Steven Kostanski‘s VHS throwback action sci-fi horror flick Manborg and the Trost brothers’ dance-fight video game frenzy The FP.

The rest of TromaDance is stuffed to the gills with disturbing, grotesque and just downright freaky short films, including Greg Hanson‘s garbage disposal love story Sinkhole and Aaron Zegher‘s ghostly I See a Light. Short film blocks are broken down by theme, such as “Monsters,” “Zombies,” “Madness” and an absolutely not-for-kids “Saturday Morning Cartoons” collection.

Plus, on Saturday evening, there will be a panel discussion on the marketing and distribution of indie films moderated by Troma’s daddy Lloyd Kaufman and featuring James Gunn, Ti West, Tony Timpone, Roy Frumkes and Katha Cato.

The full TromaDance film lineup is below. And visit the festival website for more info.

May 4

7:00 p.m.: “Short films – Monsters”
Bugbaby, dir. Rebecca Lorenne
Predator: The True Horrors of Halloween, dir. Douglas A. Plomitallo
Flush With Fear, dir. Christopher G. Moore
Banana Motherfucker Fernando Alle, dir. Pedro Florencio
Harvey the Monster Racist, dir. Eric Hensman

8:00 p.m.: Manborg, dir. Steven Kostanski. A half-man, half-robot cyborg must save the world from demons from another dimension. (Watch online)

May 5

11:00 a.m.: “Welcome to TromaDance”

11:15 a.m.: “Short films – Saturday Morning Cartoons (Not for Kids)”
Banned Orange Juice Commercial, dir. Sean O’Hara
Don’t Be Nervous, dir. Peter Gulsvig
Survival of the Fetish, dir. Brian Bear
Chirpy, dir. John Goras
Attack of the Killer Turds, dir. Wayne Henrique

12:00 p.m.: “Short films – Love”
Can’t Dance, dir. Richard Uhlig
The Virgin Herod, dir. Xander Robin
Could’ve Been More, dir. Matt Jardin
Hell Week, dir. Patrick Rea

1:00 p.m.: “Short films – Afternoon Delight”
Sweatbox, dir. Christian Ricken
Sinkhole, dir. Greg Hanson
Deep Inside, dir. Stefan Fernandez
The Peeper, dir. Max Daniel Zimmerman
Fully Grown Babies, dir. David Jackson
Long Days, dir. Adam Keleman

2:00 p.m.: “Short films – Death”
Metal Creepers, dir. Adrian Cardona & J. Oskura Najera
The Line, dir. Jose Pedro Lopes
I See a Light, dir. Aaron Zeghers
Papa Wrestling, dir. Fernando Alle
Cinemapocalypse, dir. Max Arnzen

3:00 p.m.: “Short films – Zombies”
Paddy and Me, dir. Reiki Tsuno
Dead Friends, dir. Stephen W. Martin
Summer of the Zombies, dir. Eddie Beasley & Ashleigh Nichols
Employee of the Month, dir. Olivier Beguin

4:00 p.m.: “Short films – Madness”
Manthings Department Store, dir. Nick DeMartino
Brass Knuckle Broads, dir. CJ Molina
Squalor, dir. Nathan Willits & Marc Showalter
Cute Baby, dir. Kyle Corwin
Gras Man, dir. David Galan
Tommy’s Pumpkin, dir. Alex Halpern

5:00 p.m.: “Panel discussion – Marketing and Distributing Your Movie”
Troma head honcho Lloyd Kaufman moderates a panel with filmmakers James Gunn and Ti West, former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone, writer Roy Frumkes, and film festival director Katha Cato.

7:00 p.m.: The FP, dir. Brandon Trost & Jason Trost. Rival gangs wage a vicious turf war by playing a dance-fight video game called Beat Beat Revolution.