William Kely McClung - Author, Director, Martial Artist


"...a terrifying, visceral science fiction thriller that invades the psyche and never let's go."

Debbie Lynn Elias @ Behind the Lens

As a small college town becomes ground zero for a zombie-like plague, and the target of an even deadlier government cover-up, the fate of the town, and maybe the world, lies in the hands of a one-legged badass, a nearly naked Interpol agent, a retro-gaming genius, and the military scientist that started it all.


Racing against the clock while battling rogue military forces, a visionary AI pioneer with his own secret agenda, and the rapidly evolving Loopers and Infected, our band of misfit heroes fight for their lives and the very survival of the human race.


Inspired by real-world advances in facial recognition, artificial intelligence, and applied machine learning, forged into a viral apocalypse that spreads through social media. Award-Winning Film Director William Kely McClung’s LOOP is electric, prescient, and terrifying — an all too real look at the world when man creates what he can not possibly control.

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Prologue and Chapter One 

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From William Kely McClung

I move back and forth from screenplays to the novels, but first up,
BLACK FIRE – the first action thriller in the BLACK HEART TRILOGY.
The book and screenplay are written, and going through my extensive and final editing process now!

Ula, Jessie, and Bad Ass are challenging an apocalyptic future
in the middle of my newest novel of science fiction horror,
THE INFECTED, the terrifying follow up to LOOP.

And last, for now, is the super hero origin story, SUPER NINJA,
a story nearly thirty years in the making inspired by my over 50 years in martial arts and 30 years in film.



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Book Two in the LOOP series, "THE INFECTED"


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Read the LOOP Pilot Script!

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William Kely McClung

Author, director, martial artist... and at all times, an intense, passionate storyteller...

Though my current project is, at least I hope what is, the terrifying science fiction horror action novel LOOP, (haha – even that should tell you my interest go everywhere!) you can find out more about me and my projects across this site. Films, books, photography, art, travel, martial arts, and “fuczms – the crap in my head!”

What the hell is LOOP?


You’ll find galleries, movie trailers, BTS film blogs, social media pages, links to the Loop Collector Cards and the exclusive investment animations, a few select t-shirt designs, links to gallery work, and upcoming film projects, and Kely’s newest book release LOOP.

Kely McClung is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and a world champion martial artist.

After training in dozens of fighting systems around the world for nearly thirty years, Kely McClung was launched into the film industry after winning the brutal International Full Contact Stick Fighting Championships.

Working, traveling, and teaching martial arts, acting, and film production around the world, Kely is also an accomplished artist and photographer, a prolific screenwriter, and has directed three award-winning feature films.

His pen and ink portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi hangs at the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia,while his photography is sold exclusively by the Michael-Warren Contemporary in Denver, Colorado.

Kely has taught and trained with various military, police, and private security firms, and continues to train and teachmartial arts around the world.

LOOP is Kely’s first novel, and the first in the BAD ASS Series. Look for the upcoming sequel THE INFECTED and for LOOP on the big screen in an upcoming release.

To connect and say hi, find Kely on a multitude of social media pages

For an idea of Kely’s film work — you can check him out on IMDB

LOOP is an entire world — and like fuczm — encompasses a slice of Kely’s twisted imagination and interests. As a NOVEL, LOOP is a scary, fun tale that hints at the dark side of artificial intelligence and Mankind’s ability to create things we can’t control. Currently, the first novel is written and will be published soon. There is also a feature film screenplay, a series pilot script, a sequel in the works, and of course, the twisted concepts that became the exclusive NFT animations and LOOP Zombie Collector Cards.

While scholars have attributed to the work hidden meanings from political subversion to existential agony, Carroll maintained that it was intended simply as nonsense. “Just the place for a Snark! … Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice: What I tell you three times is true.”

I’m not sure yet! I’m exploring the idea of NFT’s, and or straight buys as printed art, so collecting them now is probably a good idea before the movie is made and they are folded into that marketing. If you are interested, feel free to contact me through this website’s contact page, and reference the zombie cards. I’m sure we can work something out!

The easiest way is to sign up for the monthly newsletter. You can also find more and connect on a variety of social media sites, GoodReads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and see video and movie trailer on YouTube. I stay busy, but I do try to write back, feel free to write me at kely@williamkelymcclung.com

Putting together two new feature films; the gangster epic “La Lot Du Destin” (The Law of Destiny) to be shot in Cameroon, West Central Africa, and “A Bunch of Fives,” ostensibly a sports film, told in Kely’s favored non-linear story structure, part “Raging Bull,” and part “Field of Dreams.”

Kely’s first novel in action thriller series BLACK HEART is written Look for BLACK FIRE soon!

Currently working on the audio book for LOOP, and designing a new set of digital paintings to create the next limited series of collector cards.




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A note of thanks

These cards were inspired by the book, LOOP. What is written in the book is infinitely more terrifying, but these were fun to create. They were originally modeled in Z-Brush by German artist Heiko van der Sherm, before I modified, textured and painted them in Photoshop and Painter. Lots of details that refer back to the book. Not exactly ‘cute,’ but I hope in their own creepy way, they make you smile. The printed version found on the store are much higher resolution, so take a look!

A note of thanks

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If you’ve read the hook, I sincerely hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did in researching, writing and creating it. If you are just now discovering LOOP, you have so much still in front of you! Some terrific, badass characters, outrageous thought-provoking situations, lots of vivid action, unique bad guys and monsters, and some disturbing, creepy passages (literally as part of the story takes place underground in the tunnels of Mazeville!) LOOP has been a labor of love these past two years and the result of my love of telling stories — creating, learning, and sharing. If you like it, please pass it on, and if you get the chance to leave a review where you bought it, it would mean the world to me and the continued success of my writing.

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