Filmmaking Documentary ‘Clapboard Jungle’ Coming This January

January 11, 2021

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:



This January, journey inside the world of filmmaking with Justin McConnell‘s documentary Clapboard Jungle which gives viewers a rarely seen glimpse into what it really takes to get movies made.


The documentary is described as “An emotional and introspective journey following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker, supported by dozens of interviews, posing one question: how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business?”


The in depth documentary features interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter, and many more.”


The acclaimed documentary, sitting at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, has been featured as an Official Selection of Fantasia, Sitges, Frightfest (Winner Best Documentary), Night Visions, IFI Horrorthon, South African Horrorfest (Winner Best Documentary), CUFF. Docs, Terror-Fi New Zealand, Buffalo Dreams (Winner Best Documentary), Fantaspoa (2021), and Canadian Film Fest.


Clapboard Jungle, which explores the challenges and rewards of making movies, will be available on Digital in the US and Canada on January 19, 2021, from Gravitas Ventures and Kamikaze Dogfight. 



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