Direct Your Own Damn Movie!

Direct Your Own Damn Movie!
by Lloyd Kaufman, with Sara Antill and Kurly Tlapoyawa
(published by Focal Press)


The Independent Directing Bible that will fit in your back pocket!
(If you have an extremely large pocket…)Have you always wanted to direct a movie, but don’t know how to start?

Want to know how to get your first directing job?

What do directors even do, anyway?

Legendary director Lloyd Kaufman, creator of The Toxic Avenger, reveals 40 years worth of maverick cinematic know-how! Direct Your Own Damn Movie! will be your step-by-step roadmap on the journey through:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Pre-production
  • Casting
  • Managing your set
  • Post-production
  • Distribution

Master the art of directing the easy way! There is no better way to become a director than by following the instruction and wisdom of an actual successful film director, not someone who just talks about it.

Featuring expert advice from:
Eli Roth (Grindhouse, Hostel)
Jenna Fischer (LolliLove)
Stan Lee (co-writer Spider-Man, Fantastic Four)
Ron Jeremy (credits cannot be printed here)
Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator)
James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead, Slither)
…and many more!

WARNING!
Do not read this book if you suffer from motion sickness, or are about to operate heavy machinery. This book is not for the faint of heart, the good of taste, or those who might be pregnant.

  • There’s more to directing than a cool-looking chair. Renegade director Lloyd Kaufman reveals all!
  • Includes interviews with a host of luminaries on mistakes and disasters from their early film careers
  • Learn the ten directing commandments of Lloyd Kaufman, plus the all-important 11th: forget the first 10 and direct your own damn movie!

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