An Interview With Young Filmmaker Kansas Bowling

December 14, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

When most people are 17, they’re main concerns are friends and who’s doing what on the weekend, but at 17 one young woman, named Kansas Bowling, had something a little different on her mind, directing her first feature film. Bowling is the co-writer, director and producer of  B.C. Butcher, the world’s first prehistoric slasher film, which is now under the Troma banner. I had the opportunity to interview Bowling and this is what she had to say:


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KM “Can you tell us a little about you film B.C. Butcher?”

KB “B.C. Butcher is the world’s first prehistoric slasher! Shot on 16mm, the film features cavewomen girl-gangs, live rock ‘n’ roll, and cameo appearances by Rodney Bingenheimer, Kadeem Hardison, and Kato Kaelin!”


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KM “How old were you when you wrote the film?”

KB “I was 15-years-old when my friend Kenzie and I wrote it, 17-years-old when I directed it, and now I am 19-years-old promoting it’s release through Troma Entertainment!”


KM “How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a filmmaker?”

KB “I can’t remember not wanting to be a filmmaker. I’ve loved movies my whole life.”


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KM “How does it make you feel knowing that soon people will be seeing your film?

KB “It’s surreal… There’s people actually excited about it. It’s really great but so bizarre for me. I love it.”


KM “What has your experience with the film industry been like so far?”

KB “It’s been so great. I’ve had so many unique experiences so far in my career and I feel I’ve just barely started.”


KM “So, what’s next for you?”

KB “Not to disappoint anyone, but it won’t be horror. Pure camp, but not horror. It’s already in development and I couldn’t be more excited for it. Stay tuned!


I have to say, I’m very impressed by Kansas. She’s young, smart, and has a bright future in film ahead of her. I’ll be keeping my eye on her career. As for B.C. Butcher, Troma will being releasing the film in early 2016 and we’ll keep you updated on the details, including the trailer, which will debut in January. I recommend following Bowling and B.C. Butcher on Twitter and Facebook. While you’re at it, give Troma a follow too.




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