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How a 17 yr old Shot & Sold her 1st Feature on Super 16mm Film

Every once in awhile, I get sent a story that blows my mind. The story is a 17-year-old 1st-time director shoot and sells her first feature film (that was shot on 16mm Film) right out of the gate.

How that hell does that happen? Well, may I introduce you to Kansas Bowling, the director of the feature film B.C. Butcher. Inspired by the likes of Russ Meyer, Annette Funicello, and Roger Corman, Kansas and her friend Kenzie began writing a script in high school about a tribe of cavewomen being stalked by a prehistoric monster.

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The film is unique in many ways, being a horror flick and a comedy, featuring live music, gore, gags, and campy historical inaccuracy. Because of this, immediately after shooting, “B.C. Butcher” caught the eye of Lloyd Kaufman (see Lloyd’s interview here), legendary producer/director and founder of Troma Entertainment Inc. Troma acquired the film for distribution.

Kansas remains fully committed to shooting 16mm film, Super 8mm film or 35mm film and making features and videos for the cult genre. Sit back and enjoy this wonderfully inspiring interview with Ms. Kansas Bowling.

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  1. bookofmatchesmedia on March 24, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Great interview. Ah to be young again lol.

  2. polfilmblog on March 24, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Kubrick rolls in his grave.

    • buscando on April 7, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      After he rolls his eyes haha

  3. verse5 on April 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    GREAT interview, Alex. It’s inspiring to see someone really putting herself out there to follow a dream. Kansas sounds like someone with an incredible imagination and I love that it is being cultivated. Plus, Troma movies bring back fond memories from high school.

    One small critique for you, Alex (and this will be easier said than done, I’m sure of it). In your excitement throughout the interview, you spoke over Kansas quite a few times. I LOVE how excited you got – heck, I was excited just listening – but there were times when I wished you would reign it in a little and just let her talk! 🙂 Like I said, probably easier said than done.

    Overall, I really enjoy and appreciate your podcast. (I just discovered it today and know that I’ll be a regular listener – gotta go back and listen to all of it.) Your experience shows, and I’m looking forward to learning from you and seeing what the future brings – for all of us with a story to tell. Thank you, man.

    • Alex Ferrari on April 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks for the note! Will keep it in mind = )

    • Alex Ferrari on April 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks for the note Will keep it in mind = )

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