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.