Beers with Dad and Writer/Director Mark Neveldine

I have to give dad credit for letting me tag along and introducing me to all sorts of talented and interesting filmmakers, like writer/director MARK NEVELDINE! 

Last night, I’m minding my own business, eating sushi at a quiet restaurant in Gramercy, when out of the blue, dad texts me “We’re at Molly’s 22-23 3rd.”

I just assume “we” is dad and mom, although I can’t figure out, why in gods name, are they all the way down town at Molly’s?  Molly’s, I happen to know because I run by it all the time, and because it is the kind of awesome place that has sawdust on the floor and a ton of beer choices (second only to the bars where you can eat peanuts and throw the shells on the ground)

I immediately walk over after my dinner, to a fabulous surprise and find that dad is having a drink with writer/director MARK NEVELDINE!   Mark has just finished shooting in Romania, and is gearing up for the premier of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which he directed with Brian Taylor, starting Nic Cage.

Over drinks, Dad and Mark agreed to have MORE drinks next Friday February February 10th ahead of co-hosting the FATHERS DAY Premier at the Sunshine Cinemas here in  NYC.


February 3, 2012, New York, NY – Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that Mark Neveldine (who has learned everything he needs to know about alcohol consumption from Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman) will host the New York premiere of Father’s Day at Sunshine Cinema at midnight on Friday, February 10. He will join Father’s Day producer and creator of The Toxic Avenger, Kaufman, in hosting this historic evening, which will include a Q&A with Astron-6, who directed the movie. If conditions are right, Neveldine and Kaufman may recreate their famous “passing out drunk under the theatre seats” technique, which is instrumental to their filmmaking.


Mark Neveldine is best known as the writer & director of Crank (2006), Crank: High Voltage (2009) and Gamer (2009) which starred Lloyd Kaufman. His new film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, filmed in distant Romania (in order to get away from Lloyd Kaufman) and starring Nicholas Cage, opens on February 17 nationwide.


Sunshine Cinema is located at 143 East Houston Street, New York. Tickets are now on sale online at or from the box office. If you are a film critic who would like a screener of Father’s Day for review, please email with your mailing address.


The gritty, gruesome, grindhouse Father’s Day follows that classic story we all grew up with: boy watches father murdered, boy grows into a vengeful one-eyed man, man teams up with a priest and a male prostitute to take down his father’s killer. Variety calls Father’s Day “a gleefully tasteless quasi-grindhouse nasty that’s funnier than most of the many such parodic cheesefests that have been created since, well, Grindhouse!” Ain’t it Cool News adds “Father’s Day is over the top, tasteless, senseless, and completely hilarious.”  For more on Father’s Day, including additional theatres where Father’s Day will be presented, visit



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