A survival guide for the modern independent filmmaker, Clapboard Jungle to be released on Blu-ray By
James Whittington, Tuesday 30th March 2021
Following five years in the life and career of independent filmmaker Justin McConnell (Lifechanger), Clapboard Jungle is a documentary which explores the struggles of financing, attracting the right talent, working with practical effects and selling the finished product in the hope of turning a profit.
Featuring interviews with a range of industry luminaries - including Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak), Sid Haig (Spider Baby), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Mick Garris (The Stand), Dick Miller (Matinee), Tom Holland (Fright Night) and George A. Romero (The Crazies), alongside a host of others - not only are technical aspects and interpersonal skills discussed but also the emotional stamina and little-known tips needed to survive in the low budget film industry.
Audio commentary with director Justin McConnell
Crew commentary with Justin McConnell, co-producer Darryl Shaw, executive producer Avi Federgreen and editor/associate producer Kevin Burke
Guest commentary/panel discussion with Barbara Crampton, John McNaughton, Gigi Saul Guerrero and Adam Mason
Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Justin McConnell
Five hours of extended interviews, featuring Anne-Marie Gelinas, Barbara Crampton, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Brian Yuzna, Charles Band, Corey Moosa, Dean Cundey, Dick Miller, Don Mancini, Frank Henenlotter, Gary Sherman, George A. Romero, George Mihalka, Guillermo Del Toro, John McNaughton, Jon Reiss, Larry Cohen, Larry Fessenden, Lloyd Kaufman, Mette-Marie Kongsved, Michael Biehn & Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Mick Garris, Paul Schrader, Sam Firstenberg, Tom Holland, Tom Savini and Vincenzo Natali
Two bonus documentaries from Justin McConnell, Working Class Rock Star (2008) and Skull World (2013), both with optional archival commentaries
13 short films from Justin McConnell, all with optional commentary and new director introduction
Trailers, promos, photo gallery and Easter eggs
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady
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Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by legendary genre producer/director Brian Yuzna (Re-Animator, Society)
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