Often called the King of B-Movies, Roger Corman has been making low-budget movies since the 1950s. A screenwriter, producer, director and distributor (and sometime actor), Corman is considered the godfather of independent moviemaking, known for tiny budgets, assembly-line production and his reputation for making a profit. His filmography includes cult classics such as The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Caged Heat (1974), Death Race 2000 (1975) and Android (1982). Among the many who started out with Corman: actors Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda, and directors Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.
Roger Corman who recieved an Honorary Oscar last year will now be honored by Fantastic Fest during a world premiere of his latest film Sharktopus alongside his wife and production partner Julie, who has had an integral role in bringing many of his movies to life. The screening will take place Friday, September 24th as part of a double feature with Mark Hartley’s Filipino Exploitation documentary Machete Maidens Unleashed!