Tromaville: A Celluloid Love Story (Working Title)

: Documentary Feature
GENRE: Documentary
STATUS: Production


For half a century, Pat and Lloyd Kaufman operated in opposite film realms. She rose to NYS Film Commissioner while his irreverent cult indie film factory, Troma Entertainment, contributed 800+ films to the B-movie genre. When Pat pledges their retirement savings to produce Lloyd’s last film, #Shakespeare’s Sh*tstorm, she finds her voice in the Troma Universe but cannot tame her husband’s outrageous vision. Tromaville: A Celluloid Love Story traces this odd-couple marriage through 47 years of Troma’s outrageous history in a surreal, funny and bittersweet love story told by Kaufman’s daughters.




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Lily-Hayes Kaufman - Director, Producer

Lily-Hayes Kaufman is a NYC filmmaker. She is currently working on Tromaville: A Celluloid Love Story about legendarily irreverent filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman who created The Toxic Avenger (he is also her dad.) Lily-Hayes wrote and directed the web series Rare Birds of Fashion and then developed the pilot as an original scripted comedy for NBC. She relaunched Troma Entertainment's YouTube Channel for which she develops original digital shorts and series. Lily-Hayes has contributed to Huffington Post, Fangoria, Forbes, Duke Magazine, worldpolicy, and the DOA Horror Anthology. In a past life, she worked on Wall Street, developing commodity investment strategies for institutional investors. Lily-Hayes is a member of NYWIFT and the Writers Guild of America East where she serves on the WGAE Awards Committee. She has a BA from Duke and an MBA from Harvard. 

Charlotte Kaufman - Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Charlotte Kaufman is a New York based filmmaker. She was the cinematographer and associate producer of emmy award nominated Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes which won best documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2018. Charlotte was a researcher for Alex Gibney’s Academy Award Nominated Zero Days and produced and co-shot an untitled Netflix documentary for Jigsaw Productions, that is part of a criminal justice themed anthology series. She produced and shot the Netflix film Undecided about the 2016 Presidential election. Previously, she was a Senior Producer for Newsweek. She Speaks Fluent Arabic and has a BA from Columbia University.


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