We are pleased to announce that filmmaker James Gunn will be on the panel at the 13th Annual TromaDance Film Festival, the only truly independent film festival that is completely FREE!

James Gunn wrote the cult hit Tromeo & Juliet (1997), the re-imagined Dawn of the Dead (2004), and box office hits Scooby-Doo (2002), and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). He wrote and directed the acclaimed horror comedy SLiTHER (2006) as well as SUPER (2010) which stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page & Liv Tyler. His video game, Lollipop Chainsaw, will be released June 12 on PS3 and Xbox by Warner Interactive.

Gunn joins the panel along with former editor of Fangoria Magazine and Fangoria.com, Tony Timpone, and co-director of the Queens World Film Festival, Katha Kato. Discussion will be moderated by President of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman. The panel will discuss independent filmmaking at 5pm on Saturday May 5 at Asbury Lanes.

┬áTromaDance will be held at Asbury Lanes in historic Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 4th and 5th. All TromaDance screenings are free and with the festival’s “No VIP Policy”, celebrities and fans are treated equally. Unlike mainstream, elitist festivals like Cannes and Sundance, TromaDance does not charge film makers anything to submit their films. As is the tradition, part of the TromaDance 2012 budget is funded by fans. This year the festival is being partially crowd-funded through Kickstarter, and the campaign has raised over $5000.