Any lover of Troma films (e.g. The Toxic Avenger, Surf Nazis Must Die) knows the name of Lloyd Kaufman well. If you’re interested in seeing him in front of the camera rather than behind it, the upcoming film Parasite in the Park is your opportunity. If you really love Troma or Kaufman, though, the film’s creator is giving you a chance to be part of the movie.
Become Part of Parasite in the Park
It comes as no surprise that Kaufman has made his way back into our living rooms. After all, the guy has been featured in nearly 100 movies over his career. This short film will be unlike most of the others, though, because its funding is coming from an Indiegogo campaign. The exciting part about this? It gives fans the chance to become part of Parasite in the Park.
There are many different ways for fans to get involved. One of the lower-tiered donation levels provides access to a live stream of the film being made. For those who can’t sit down and watch three straight days of filming, a recording of the entire event will also be available. Things get really impressive, though, once you reach the higher contribution tiers.
If you really want your name out there, you can become an associate or executive producer on the film. For those more interested in sharing the screen with Lloyd Kaufman, though, a speaking role in Parasite in the Park is available for an even lower-tiered contribution.
Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t love to say they were in a film with a Troma icon? You can also jump in at the really low contribution tiers and get your name in the credits. Autographs from the stars and a slew of other cool goodies are available as well.
What Else You Need to Know
Lloyd Kaufman isn’t all that’s great about Parasite in the Park. The flick is also going to star Tuesday Knight – possibly the coolest name of any blonde bombshell in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Special effects will be handled by Vincent Guastini – whose work you may have seen in Child’s Play, Last of the Mohicans, and Cabin Fever.
Directing the film – which we should’ve mentioned is about an alien infecting a young boy and then doing crazy stuff – is Anthony R. Risen. You probably know him from his popular short film, Devil’s Night – available on YouTube – or the magnificent beard he lugs around at horror conventions. You’ll see what I mean in his Indiegogo video:
Don’t Miss Parasite in the Park!
Even if you’re not gung-ho about the idea of starring alongside a Troma god or Elm Street girl, you’ve got to admit the film sounds pretty awesome. There’s no release date for Parasite in the Park as of yet. This should be obvious since they’re still funding the film. When it does drop, though, you’d be crazy to miss out.
If you plan on snagging a starring role in the film, let us know in the comments. Maybe you can get us an autograph for free!