I am the director of GREMLINS, Joe Dante. AMA.
I'm Joe Dante, one of a handful of directors to come up through the Roger Corman school of film making. If you don't know what that is, Google it (or I guess you could ask me.) I have a film I'd like to make about Roger actually....
I started (roughly) with PIRANHA and THE HOWLING, followed (in non chronological order) with both GREMLINS films, along with INNERSPACE and THE BURBS. In all, I've made something over 20 feature films.
My last film, THE HOLE 3D, is being released domestically in September, 2012. It won the first-ever Best 3D Award at the Venice Film Festival.
When I'm not trying to get movies made, I work on my site, Trailers From Hell (trailersfromhell.com). It's sort of a passion project -- hundreds of art house and grind house trailers that we comment on and educate people about. Stuff you've probably never heard of, but should! In fact, we currently have a Kickstarter campaign running until July 18th, trying to raise funds to get us to the 1000-trailer mark. Check out the campaign here: http://kck.st/O5SHDL
I'll be here from 1-4 PM PST answering your questions. So, go ahead. Ask me anything.
THANK YOU ALL for the questions! I wish I could answer more, but I need to go home and give my hands a rest. Maybe I can come back and answer more another day? Still new to this reddit thing... Joe Imgur