Old Clapperboard Productions

....aka KnotHead Productions

A new Old Clapperboard website is under construction.

As with many construction projects...we are behind schedule,

underpaid, underskilled, and keep changing our mind.  Until we get'er done the content below will give you an idea of where we are headed.

click here: For our collectables store at Oldclapperboard.threadless.com

Visit our Video productions on the various social media channels: 

Old Clapperboard Vimeo  Channel

Pixeladog Vimeo  Channel

William Witney Vimeo Channel

Old Clapperboard YouTube Channel

 Visit our William Witney store

Our Logo

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See our logo in action..click on it.

Drawing on both family ties and personal experiences within the industry, Old Clapperboard aka KnotHead Productions was started for the development of a wide variety of motion picture, media, photographic and publishing projects.


Developed by Jay Dee Witney, the son of  motion picture director William Witney, it was initially called KnotHead Productions "because my father used to call me knot head". 

As we started to produce more and more projects, with videos now posted on Face Book, You Tube, Vimeo, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites, Knothead has grown up and has evolved into Old Clapperboard Productions.

The old clapperboard that you see in the logo is alive and well at the Lone Pine Museum of Western History. Director William Witney used this clapper on a TV series called 'Rescue 8' in the late 1950s and gave it to his son, Jay Dee, to produce home movies. Rumor has it that Quentin Tarantino borrowed it from the Lone Pine Film History Museum and used it during the filming of 'Django Unchained' while filming in Lone Ranger Canyon. 

                       OUR CURRENT PROJECTS AND STATUS



THE SHELL...A screen play written by William Witney.  On tap to be published in the future.

The Volunteer Fire Department Story 'Donner Summit': A TV series idea By John (Jay Dee) Witney & William Witney.  Registered WGA # 1586568. A story about the Donner Summit Volunteer Fire Department in the late 1970' to 1980's.  Screenplay in development.

'THE LIGHTNING RIDES AGAIN'...Is a story Idea by William Witney.  We are in the funding process with WILLIAM WINCKLER PRODUCTIONS for development on this project.

LONDON: The German Connection....Book by Kay ( Mann ) Witney.  We're looking to write a screen play based on the title.  


In the past we have worked on various video (Ultraman behind the scenes dubbing the American voices) and voice over projects with Willaim Winckler Productions. This working and friendship relationship continues today as Bill is always developing new projects for the Old Clapperboard to work on.

Maxine Doyle's Autographed Pictures

Actress Maxine Doyle priceless collection of over 300 autographed pictures to be published for a table top addition.

See Autograph Pictures


volunteer I might add!

Chief KnotHead


Jay Dee Witney...Chief KnotHead  of the Old Clapperboard.

When I was very young, my father (William Witney) would often call me "knothead."  Well deserved, I suppose, considering some of the harebrained things I did as a kid.  As I grew up and we became pals it stuck as a nickname.  So now I've gone and done something stupid again...started my own production company - KnotHead Productions dot com.....get it?

Kay Witney


Our story, script and manuscript editor. Published author - successful business owner - professional London "Blue Badge Guide" - Certified Wedding Planner.  She is the chief KnotHead's "right hand" and better half keeping the Old Clapperboard looking good as we move forward.

Cami Heitz


Cami is our web and media advisor, logo creator, production assistant and a creative out of the box thinker.  She also serves as our European contact for promotions.  I think she is in Spain today or maybe Argentina...NO, wait...If it's March it may be London!....she's full of surprises.

Tribute to an old friend.
Yep...our security, both physically and mentally during our formation.

Really, how many production companies have a dog named Panda Bear on their staff.( We had to say good by to Panda Bear on 02/06/17, our faithful buddy for over 14 years. He was 16 when he passed) RIP PB