IFH 059: How a 17 yr old Directed & Sold Her 1st Feature on 16mm Film

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

Every once in a while, I get sent a story that blows my mind. The story is a 17-year-old 1st-time director shoots 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 and is now slated for a 2016 release.

Related: How to Write and Shoot a ZERO Budget Feature Film

Here is a trailer for B.C. Butcher:

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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  • bookofmatchesmedia

    Great interview. Ah to be young again lol.

  • Kubrick rolls in his grave.

    • buscando

      After he rolls his eyes haha

  • verse5

    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

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

    • Alex Ferrari

      Thanks for the note Will keep it in mind = )

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  • Craig H.

    wow

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