The Project

THE BRIDE OF FRANKIE is a self-contained short film that also serves as the origin story prequel for a Frankenstein-themed feature screenplay.

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.

LOGLINES FOR BOTH FILMS:

BRIDE OF FRANKIE (the short): In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

BRIDE OF FRANKIE (the feature) A 1930’s scientist, Frankie, lives an unconventional life with a Bride of Frankenstein-esque pinup girl whom she has reanimated. When Frankie reveals their taboo lifestyle to an untrustworthy colleague, the two are split up against their will between a freak show and an insane asylum and must find their way back to one another. (logline courtesy of the Blacklist)

The short screenplay won first place for “Best Comedy” in the Nashville Film Festival’s screenplay competition and placed as a finalist in the prestigious PAGE Awards, Cinequest and Fresh Voices screenplay competitions. The corresponding feature-length screenplay has earned high praise from one of Hollywood’s top script doctors and won honors in the Fresh Voices Screenplay competition including their 3rd Place prize for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, top 10 finalist status in their Best Comedy/Rom-Com Category and their Spotlight Award for  “Courage and Fortitude” for daring “to test and break the standard formula and convention of cinema.”

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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. Long live FRANKENSTEIN!