Are you a budding filmmaker? Or are you interested in finding out more about the magic behind filmmaking? Clapboard Jungle is a warts-and-all exploration on how to become an independant filmmaker, taking expertise from the likes of Guillermo del Toro to get an invaluable insight into a rarely-seen element of the movie industry.
Two huge elements of genre filmmaking in particular are the special effects and stunts, and our exclsuive clip from the documentary (below) features some invaluable tips on the best way to execute them…
Following five years in the life and career of independent filmmaker Justin McConnell (Lifechanger), this documentary 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.
Clapboard Jungle out now on Blu-ray and on ARROW.