Director: Lloyd Kaufman Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2020
Starring: Erin Miller, Kate McGarrigle, Amanda Flowers, Abraham Sparrow, Dylan Mars Greenberg, Debbie Rochon, Zoe Geltman, Zac Amico, Monique Dupree, Catherine Corcoran, Lloyd Kaufman
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 Shakespeare’s Shitstorm. This irreverent musical adaptation of “The Tempest” is ripe with bawdy couplets, Hieronymus Boschian images of excess and unrefined iambic pentameter.
Shakespeare’s Shitstorm 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.