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!
Clerval and Victor go to the Frankenstein house
Dustin Sturgill (Victor Frankenstein) Works in lab
Optional steampunk costume that was chosen not to be used in the film. Dustin Sturgill as Victor Frankenstein
Victor and Clerval in lab
Dustin Sturgill as Victor Frankenstein works on body
Victor Frankenstein played by Dustin Sturgill
Victor Frankenstein (Dustin Sturgill) and Clerval (played by Tim Ashby)
Thanks for everyone’s support in following Frankenstein’s Monster.
We have some announcements–
There will be a FREE screening of Frankenstein’s Monster in Pasadena, Texas next Wednesday. This will be one of the last opportunities to see our film festival “art house” version of the film. This version has more lines from Mary Shelley’s literary work and runs at 108 minutes.
The local FREE screening is: Wednesday April 16th, 2:45-4:10pm San Jacinto Central Campus, Pasadena Texas (Room–C14.264 Student Center Ballroom) 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505
The Student Center Ballroom C14.264 (upstairs) is located in the middle of the campus.
The second announcement:
We have been welcomed to screen at Comicpalooza. The date has not yet been announced. At Comicpalooza, our goal will be to have a test screening of a shorter version of the film. This version will be roughly 95 minutes. This test screening will be unique to Comicpalooza.
May 23-26, 2014 (specific date/time TBA)
Houston, TEXAS Screening at Comicpalooza plus panel special event!
FOUR ConGlomeration screenings start at Louisville, Kentucky this Friday April 11th, 2014 and continue through Sunday. This will be one of the last few opportunities to see the extended edition of Frankenstein’s Monster (2013). This is also one of the few screenings we’ve had at the East Coast. We thank everyone at all the conventions and festivals who have screened our film.
Here is the official ConGlomeration convention schedule:
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.
<<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.
A quick announcement for those in the Houston-Galveston area. Frankenstein’s Monster will be screening at Twisted Gears at the University of Houston in the EE. Oberholtzer Residence Hall Saturday, March 1st at 6:30pm in room 3B. We will be having a mini-panel afterwards.
Twisted Gears is run by University of Houston Steampunk Association which focuses on steampunk. From their site:
“Twisted Gears is a one day mini convention for both Steampunkers and anyone new or is interested in the world of Steampunk. There will be many workshops and panels such as “A Gentleman’s Duel,” where one can learn the official rules of said duels during the era, and “Cane Martial Arts” such as the one shown in the Sherlock Holmes movie. Plus, by registering, either pre-reg or at the door, you are able to enter the night giveaway where some neat prizes awaits. And speaking of night, the day comes to an end with a nice dance for any ladies or gents to dance, mingle, and socialize.”
A Dream Production is another local film company scheduled to attend. Other guests include the Airship Dionysus and DJ Silver Wolfe to name a few.