Hansi Oppenheimer is the independent filmmaker behind The Squee Project, a media network celebrating representation, feminism and diversity in pop culture. Through The Squee Project Oppenheimer has produced a number of documentaries, most with “Squee” in the title:
Squee Fu: Fans Celebrate the Return of Joe Bob Briggs
Squee! Identifying as a Fangrrl
Squee! Costuming, Cosplay & Identity
Now Oppenheimer and Squee are about to release their latest, All Hail The Popcorn King: a tribute to author and screenwriter Joe R. Lansdale. Lansdale is most famous for the film Bubba Ho-Tep, but he’s one of the most active writers around, having penned over 50 novels and 500 short stories to date.
And he’s got many famous friends. All Hail The Popcorn King contains appearances by Bruce Campbell, James Purefoy, Joe Hill, Don Coscarelli, Mick Garris, Del Howison, Amber Benson, novelist David J. Schow and former Fangoria editor Tony Timpone.
Currently, to see this documentary you have to luck into catching it at a local film festival. That will change eventually, but for now, Oppenheimer is tiding fans’ appetites over with this exclusive clip from the doc.
If that’s not enough, check out the trailer below. All Hail The Popcorn King will be given a wider release in the coming months; stay tuned for more.
All Hail the Popcorn King is about writer Joe R. Lansdale, who’s written over 50 novels and 500 short stories including Bubba Ho-Tep. Cold in July, The Drive-in, and the Hap & Leonard series. Joe is also a Master in Martial Arts and created his own technique. He’s well known for his unique voice and his generosity and support of other writers and filmmakers.