Up Against Amanda Behind the Scenes








The saga of independent filmmaker Roger Corman ranks as one of the most amazing motion picture success stories.

Having produced more than 550 films and directed fifty others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative low-budget movies.

He is arguably one of Hollywood's most gifted and masterful film makers.

Noted for his keen ability to spot young talents, his most lasting legacy will undoubtedly be the legion of producers, directors, writers, and actors he has fostered, among them: Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Talia Shire, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese, Sally Kirkland, Ron Howard, Charles Bronson, Joe Dante, Jonathan Demme, Gale Ann Hurd, and James Cameron.

Corman's most recent find, of course, is Writer-Director Michael Rissi, whose demonstrated skill in developing a modern suspense movie with a powerful impact on a shoestring budget as evidenced by Up Against Amanda so impressed Corman it prompted him to acquire worldwide rights to distribute this low budget gem.