Here are a few photos of props made by Margaret Marie Hubbard and Jeffrey Walton for the film. Included are the Monster’s heart, progress photo and completed photo. Justine’s neck brace, progress photo and completed photo. Also, a photo of the gears made for the Monster’s neck piece. This was attached to the Monster and was made to actually shoot steam out of it. These gears are completely original items. I drew up the plans for crafting them and Jeffrey Walton used a CNC machine to craft the base gears and a die grinder to sculpt and shape it. Everything for the neck gears was made specifically for the amazing Matt Risoldi who played The Monster.
Thank you for your continued support!
Cogs & Gears,
Margaret Marie Hubbard
We’ll be screening the abridged version of Frankenstein’s Monster (86 minutes). It is wonderful to screen in our hometown! Q & A after bpth screenings. Saturday will have a few words from filmmaker Judith B. Shields. Sunday the film will be introduced by the film’s technical director Christopher Lowe (designed special effects and steampunk laboratory) as well as our co-editor and documentarist Peter Kovic.
Saturday May 24th
Theatre Room 362 (3rd floor)
Sunday May 25th
Theatre Room 362 (3rd floor)
Congratulations to Dustin Sturgill (Victor Frankenstein) and Tim Ashby (Clerval) for their nominations for C47 Houston Best Actor! Along with Matt Risoldi, this makes three nominations for the award. Best wishes gentlemen!
Victor and Clerval in lab
Clerval and Victor go to the Frankenstein house
Victor Frankenstein (Dustin Sturgill) and Clerval (played by Tim Ashby)
Dustin Sturgill (Victor Frankenstein) Works in lab
Victor Frankenstein played by Dustin Sturgill
Optional steampunk costume that was chosen not to be used in the film. Dustin Sturgill as Victor Frankenstein
Dustin Sturgill as Victor Frankenstein works on body
Trailer 4 for Frankenstein’s Monster (2013) is a short length trailer which emphasizes the Monster’s character. Original music by Ryan Cockerham.
We have many things to celebrate this week. First up, our facebook page has received 500 Likes. In addition to our newsletter, we have connected with people from Canada, USA, and the UK.
We will be screened:
March 29, 2014 in Denver, COLORADO Anomaly Con there is a screening planned for Saturday afternoon in the media room at 1:00pm
And also there will be FOUR screenings in Louisville, Kentucky during April 11-13, 2014
Conglomeration Tenative Programming Grid:
April 19, 2014 the film is returning to Minnesota:
Bloomington, MN MiniCon 49 at the The DoubleTree Bloomington, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55439. Screening only. 4:00pm-6:00pm
Ryan Cockerham (Composer) and Peter Kovic (co-editor and documentarist) screened Frankenstein’s Monster at All-Con in Dallas on March 15th, 2014. Thank you everyone who went.
Judith B. Shields spoke at Gulf Coast Mensa in Houston about microbudget filmmaking the day before. Thank you GCM for making us feel welcomed.
Matt Risoldi tackled the role of the monster. His interpretation of Mary Shelley’s character brings the monster “to life” by connecting with the audience. He provides a compassionate character who later falls from innocence.
From “Land of the Nerds”: http://landofnerds.com/2013/12/28/steampunkfrankensteinsmonster/
<<What I really liked about the film was how actor Matt Risoldi portrayed the Monster. Instead of Electrodes, he had a steam apparatus attached to his neck, releasing steam in bursts as he talked and moved. Risoldi towers over the rest of the cast. He emotes well, and is quite believable as the Monster. The Monster is sympathetic, even to his creator for a moment. He screams, he rants, he rails, it is the Monster, not the Mad Scientist, who admits that he “IS ALIVE!!!!”>>
I couldn’t have written that better.I will also make note of Matt Risoldi’s co-star, Dustin Sturgill and supporting cast member, Tim Ashby. Sturgill was an anchor for the entire film. His excellent line memorization provided stability especially since his lines consisted of nearly half of the script. Sturgill’s Frankenstein was perfectly selfish and obsessed. Tim Ashby played Clerval, Frankenstein’s best friend and provided light comedic relief as well as sympathy for everyone influenced by Frankenstein’s decisions.The entire cast worked well together and were top notch professionals. It is not easy to accomplish a microbudget film in 14 days with little time for practice.