Thank you Maeve Alpine for this amazing interview! Maeve and I took an airship trip and enjoyed a cup of tea as we discussed film and steampunk.
I’m standing on the platform of the airship, docked in sultry Houston, Texas. I take off my hat and fan my face with it as I offer my other hand to Judith B. Shields, the founder of First Step Cinmeatics and the writer and producer of Frankenstein’s Monster. “Welcome to airship Steamed.”
After we shake hands, I warn her, “Watch your step.” We both leap over the gap between the dock and the airship. I lead her into the parlor and gesture towards the crimson settee, which features curvy legs and claw feet. Judith sinks into the cushioned seat.
I slide down into the matching arm chair by the tea table and flash a bright smile. “I’m so excited about your film, a steampunk adaptation of Frankenstein. And you shot it in the Houston-Galveston area.” As I pour a cup of tea, tendrils of steam rise from it. “Like most…
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