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Fantasia Review: Clapboard Jungle Explores the Struggles of Independent Filmmaking

Fantasia Review: Clapboard Jungle Explores the Struggles of Independent Filmmaking

If you know anything about the independent film world, it won’t be surprising to discover the project writer/director Justin McConnell is hoping to get off the ground at the start of Clapboard Jungle isn’t going to be much further along in its pre-production process four years later. That’s the nature of the beast. You’re going to have moments of elation when it appears that funds have come through and the inevitable spiral downward when those plans evaporate. You’re going to hit your head against a wall to draw blood from that stone until you realize stagnation isn’t doing anyone any favors when you have other ideas that may bear fruit quicker. Guess what, though? The next one probably won’t get made before the end of this journey either.

To see that adversity first-hand is what drives McConnell’s documentary about the industry

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