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IBFF 2020 Official Selection

Feature Length



The Opioid Epidemic is destroying America. Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman celebrates Troma’s 45th and his 50th year making movies, by taking on Big Pharma, addiction and the intolerance of social media in #ShakespearesShitstorm. This irreverent musical adaptation of “The Tempest” is ripe with bawdy couplets, Hieronymus Boschian images of excess and unrefined iambic pentameter. ̋ #ShakepearesShitstorm marks the most ambitious project in Troma’s 45 year history. Working with one of Hollywood’s best special effects companies, Troma brings a whole new experience to their stylized brand. Having a bigger budget also brought about larger scale on-location filming in Albania (a first for narrative feature films in the country) as well as a celestial orchestral score from Portugal and a little help from the Bard. Shakespeare has never been this raw and unfiltered.


Brandon Bassham


Lloyd Kaufman


Pat S. Kaufman, Justin Martell, John Brennan


Erin Miller Kate McGarrigle Amanda Flowers Abraham Sparrow Dylan Mars Greenberg Debbie Rochon Zoe Geltman Zac Amico Monique Dupree Catherine Corcoran And Lloyd Kaufman


Co-Executive Producers Thomas Burr Dodd Kenneth Filmer Co-Producer Doug Sakmann Associate Producers James N. Boylan Flavio de Castro Barboza Leandro Nazar Rabelo George Skoufalos Thom DeMicco Editor Seby X. Martinez Art Department Derek W. Johnson Kelly Polk Anthony Skidmore Pat Klauman Yuki Nakamura Music Filipe Melo

Adopted Story

Original Music

Main Spoken Language: English
Budget: $300,000 (US$)
Completion Date: 2020-01-20
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