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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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