30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story  (2017, Indican Pictures)

30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story

Starring Art Spiegelman, John Pound, Tom Bunk, Debbie Lee Carrington, Mackenzie Astin, James Warhola

1h 32min | Directed by Joe Simko and Jeff Zapata Produced by: Adam F. Goldberg and Krystle-Dawn Willing-Tiedeman

Director of Photography & Camera Operator

Check out the campaign trailer filmed & edited by Sean Tiedeman. This video helped the creative team raise over $41,000 on Indiegogo! 

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“Fascinating look at a piece of pop culture history.”

 - Forces of Geek

“Stinking good!”
- SyFy Wire


The movie enjoyed a theatrical run and is now available from Indican Pictures.

Artist extraordinaire John Pound

Filming in California with legendary Garbage Pail Kids artist John Pound!

In the 1980’s a bunch of underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll (whose name can’t be spoken). The resulting commercial trading cards/stickers tapped into an international zeitgeist that was brewing in a young generation who felt that this product spoke to the revulsion they had for the corporate pop culture that was being fed to them. Learn the truth behind the myth of The Garbage Pail Kids.

Sean Tiedeman traveled with the crew to Texas, Oregon, NYC, and beyond working as camera operator and Director of Photography.  Some of the interviews were filmed on the Sony Lot in Los Angeles, California!  Tiedeman's wife, Krystle-Dawn, served as a producer.