Clapboard Jungle: trailer for new film industry documentary

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Exclusive: here’s the new trailer for the terrific-looking filmmaking documentary, Clapboard Jungle.

We’re proud to debut the first trailer for upcoming documentary Clapboard Jungle, a movie that follows the work of independent filmmaker Justin McConnell as he tries to get a film off the ground, and out into the world.

The documentary will chart the challenges he faces, and includes interviews with a whole bunch of people in the industry too to get their insights. It promises to be a fascinating watch for wannabe filmmakers, and also for those wanting a look under the bonnet of independent movies.

The film will be arriving on Arrow Player from April 19thand you can find that here – as well as on disc, and the first trailer for it is right here.

For the minute, we’ll leave you with the synopsis too…

Navigating the current film business is more difficult than ever before. Rapidly changing technology and an overcrowded marketplace have led to an industry in which anyone can now make a film, but few can make a living. 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. A warts-and-all exploration of what it takes to get a film made and released, Clapboard Jungle serves as a survival guide for the modern independent filmmaker and offers a fascinating insight into a side of the industry with which few are likely to be familiar.

The film is on Blu-ray and Digital HD in the UK on April 12 – more details at and you can also preorder here.
And on ARROW in the UK and US from April 19:

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