Trent Haaga

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Trent Haaga
Born1971
OccupationFilm actor, screenwriter
Years active1999–present
Websitehttp://www.trenthaaga.com/

Trent Haaga is an actor, screenwriter, and director.

Career[edit]

Haaga came to the attention of the horror community after co-starring in the Troma film Terror Firmer.[1] He went on to fill the role of screenwriter as well as assistant director on the fourth film in the Toxic Avenger series, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.[1][2] Due to also playing the leader of the Diaper Mafia in this film, he was forced to direct many scenes in the film while wearing a baby bonnet and an adult diaper.[2] He relates many of these experiences as co-author of the book Make Your Own Damn Movie! written with Lloyd Kaufman of Troma.[3]

He has worked in many aspects of filmmaking (writing, producing, acting) and enjoys them all.

Haaga works in independent film and has stated that he likes the advances made in digital cinematography.[1]

Haaga has praised the speed of digital filmmaking.

Haaga works currently on his directorial debut Chop which stars Tanishaa Mukherji and Billy Bakshi,[5] he wrote the script for the independent thriller alongside Adam Minarovich.[6] The movie is a revenge thriller within the tradition of Fargo and Oldboy.[7] Haaga narrated the Indie thriller flick Fetch.[8]

Acting credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Terror Firmer Jerry
Troma's Edge TV Troma Superstar Trent Haaga
2000 Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV Tex Diaper
2001 Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! James 'the Cock God' Vanbrunt
2002 Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil Killjoy
2003 The Ghouls Clift
2004 Suburban Nightmare Charles Rosenblad
Tales from the Crapper Party Goer
2005 Knight of the Living Dead Justin's Dad
2006 Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! Bum/Donald
2007 Gimme Skelter Luther
Black Dahlia Movie: The Elizabeth Short Story Red/Bobby Manley
Splatter Disco Kent Chubb
2008 Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula Clyde
2010 Killjoy 3 Killjoy
2012 Where the Dead Go to Die Ralph's Dad
Killjoy Goes to Hell Killjoy
2014 The Pact 2 Pink Room Receptionist
2016 Killjoy's Psycho Circus Killjoy

Writing credits[edit]

Producer credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Interview with Haaga for horror-asylum.com
  2. ^ a b Kaufman, Lloyd (2003). Make Your Own Damn Movie. L.A. Weekly Books. pp. 33–34. ISBN 0-312-28864-6.
  3. ^ "The Dude's Got 'Chop'(s): A Visit to the Set of Trent 'What the Fuck' Haaga's Directorial Debut". BloodyDisgusting.
  4. ^ Interview with Haaga for Skullring.org
  5. ^ "Deadgirl Writer Now Set to Show Us How to Chop". DreadCentral.
  6. ^ "Troma Vet, 'Deadgirl' Writer Trent Haaga to Direct 'Chop'". BloodyDisgusting.
  7. ^ "First Look: Trent Haaga's Bloody 'Chop'". BloodyDisgusting.
  8. ^ "Indie Film Fetch Sets a Premiere Date". DreadCentral.
  9. ^ "EXCL: Casting Update and Behind-the-Scenes Photos for Fetch". DreadCentral.

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