The Project

BRIDE OF FRANKIE is a self-contained short film that also serves as the opening teaser of a Frankenstein-themed feature film.

Set in 1937, FRANKIE is a dark comedy that lies somewhere between EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and Tod Browning’s FREAKS, combining history with magic realism and themes from Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN as it explores questions of nature vs. nurture, gender and sexuality, and the responsibility we each have to ourselves, each other and the environment.


BRIDE OF FRANKIE (the short): Circa 1937, when a not-so-mad scientist creates a female mate for her mentor’s lonely creation, with electrifying, and deadly, results.

BRIDE OF FRANKIE (the feature):  Circa 1937, Frankie, an underground scientist, enjoys an unconventional relationship with Shelley, a Bride-of-Frankenstein-esque “pinup girl” she has created in her lab. However, when Frankie reveals their taboo lifestyle to an untrustworthy colleague, the two are forcibly separated between a freak show and an insane asylum and must fight their way back to one another. (Amelia Earhart is a character in this film!)

2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN. Our project aims  to pay tribute to what she began as a 19-year-old girl almost 200 years ago with an updated feminist twist we hope would make her proud.

In its first year, our short film has been officially selected to over 130 festivals across 32 countries, playing to great enthusiasm amongst LGBTQ, horror, science fiction, comedy, feminist and mainstream audiences and winning 23 awards plus an additional 23 nominations.


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