Filmmakers

List of all the filmmakers in the Underground Film Guide, in the order that they have been added to the database.

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Storm de Hirsch

Storm de Hirsch

Birth: 1922 (?)
UFG Entry: Peyote Queen (1965)
Notes: Was a poet before she became a filmmaker. Some of her published books of poetry are Alleh Lulleh Cockatoo and Twilight Massacre.

Owen Land

Owen Land

Birth: 1944 (New Haven, Connecticut)
UFG Entry: New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops (1976)
Notes: Originally born as George Landow.

Chick Strand

Chick Strand

Birth: Dec. 3, 1931
UFG Entry: Fake Fruit Factory (1986)
Notes: Helped co-found Canyon Cinema with Bruce Baillie and edited three issues of the organization's Cinemanews newsletter.

Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer

Birth: May 15, 1939
UFG Entry: Dyketactics (1974)
Notes: Has written a memoir entitled HAMMER!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life.

Tom Palazzolo

Tom Palazzolo

Birth: 1937
UFG Entry: Sneakin' and Peekin' (1976)
Notes: In the '60s, was a member of the "Chicago Underground," a collection of about 10 filmmakers.

Marie Menken

Marie Menken

Birth: May 25, 1909
UFG Entry: Go! Go! Go! (1964)
Notes: Married poet and filmmaker Willard Maas in 1931.

Tessa Hughes-Freeland

Tessa Hughes-Freeland

Birth: Unknown
UFG Entry: Baby Doll (1982)
Notes: Was a member of the Cinema of Transgression film movement in NYC in the '90s.

Naomi Uman

Naomi Uman

Birth: Unknown
UFG Entry: Removed (1999)
Notes: Before turning to filmmaking was a private chef for Malcolm Forbes, Calvin Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt.