It's Aliiiive....and Kicking!

It’s Aliiive – and kicking!

As of January 1st, 2017, we began sending the newly completed BRIDE OF FRANKIE out into the world, and she’s off to an exciting start. She premiered in Copenhagen at the Night Terrors Festival where she won the 2nd place Audience Award – hurray!

She’s since (as of September 18th, 2017) been officially accepted to 60 festivals spanning 15 countries worldwide, snagging two more audience awards (at a sci-fi fest and genre-neutral fest respectively), been nominated for Best LGBT film, and most recently won Best Horror Comedy at the Dragon*Con Film Festival in Atlanta.

What’s next? Why, the feature version, of course.

Bride of Frankie -- The Feature Version!

Several years back, I pitched my idea for BRIDE OF FRANKIE, a short film, to a producer friend who told me, “I absolutely love it, but…”

“But…?” I pressed her.

“Yet another short film?” she asked. “Why don’t you make it a feature?”

She had a valid point. After our AFI-DWW film, DEATH IN CHARGE, got into well over 100 fests, winning 20+ awards and landing several distribution deals, I landed a whole bunch of fancy meetings with fancy industry people who wanted to make the fancy feature-length version.

There was just one wee little problem. Continue reading Bride of Frankie — The Feature Version!

The Project

THE 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. Continue reading The Project