Frankenstein’s Monster may be showing at a Steampunk Convention near you!
First off, thank you everyone who supported us for Shockerfest! We are amazed by your kind words and support. If you haven’t voted for us for Sci-Fi Feature yet, please do so here.
Here are the upcoming screenings this weekend at JackoCon (Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO), OctopodiCon (Norman, OKLAHOMA), TeslaCon (Madison, WISCONSIN) , and Emerald City Steampunk Expo (Wichita, KANSAS).
Shockerfest has begun! From anywhere in the WORLD you may watch Frankenstein’s Monster (2013) . PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!
The ONLY time remaining you will be able to see Frankenstein’s Monster for free with Shockerfest will be on October 27th at 7:00pm. Check for their time zones.
Thank you everyone!
First off, we’d like to sincerely thank those who supported us with the Indie Go-Go campaign for the Spring 2013 Competitions. We are touched by your generosity.
We have great news! We’re an official selection for the WorldCon–71st Anniversary (LoneStarCon3) Film Festival!
PLEASE NOTE: While the general Science Fiction convention will be located at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the FILM FESTIVAL will be located at the nearby Marriott Rivercenter. Our film will be shown once on Friday, August 30th at 8:00pm-10:00pm in Room 13-14. We hope to see you there! Please share with your Texan friends!
It’s time! After a long wait we’ve finished post-production [thank you guys] and we’re now entering the independent film circuit. Below is our very first trailer.
To also help continue our momentum on the circuit, we’ve launched a crowd-funding campaign through indie go-go. These funds will be used to help us during the Spring circuit. We appreciate everyone’s support and we look forwards to representing a piece of Houston’s independent film scene around the world.
If you would like to lend your support, please donate below:
We loved Comicpalooza! The staff was awesome and we had a great time at our forum, “How to Film on a Budget”. The audience asked good questions and we enjoyed speaking with everyone and sharing our experience what it was like to make a microbudget film and little tips and tricks for others to use. Christopher Lowe brought Matt Risoldi’s DYI microphone blimp and we talked tech about the DSLRs. If we have another DYI panel, I’ll make sure we include more about camera tracks and dollies.
The Comicpalooza booth did well. We were next to the Reverent Rangers, who are the founders of the Wierd West Fest where we’ll have a screening in December. Professor Elemental was to our right and the picture below is him flipping the switch of an actual piece from Victor Frankenstein’s laboratory. Splendid!
Our e-mail list serve bloomed to over 220 new members and we’re still growing. We loved speaking to Houstonians about our local project and explaining the upcoming independent film circuit.
Right now the post-production team is putting the finishing touches on the final draft of the film. If all goes well, it’ll be shipped out next week for competitions that begin in October. We’ll keep everyone informed. Our first trailers also should be finished sometime next week.
We’re having a screening at ApolloCon at 4:00pm on June 22nd, 2013. We are looking forwards to it. I can’t wait to show how we brought back the old and made it something new.–Judith
Judith B. Shields (writer/producer)
Christopher Lowe (technical director)
Professor Elemental stopping by
Peter Kovic (Co-Editor & Documentarist) with Judith B. Shields
Thank you guys again. This interview is with Judith B. Shields and gives some small insight to being a producer.
It has been quiet on the blog, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped. We’re right now in the middle of post-production and are working full-steam.
A teaser about our cast:
10 out of our 18 member cast are Shakespearean trained actors. 8 of the 32 cast and crew are educators. Our youngest actress is 14, our oldest actor is over 70. Our community hails from New York, California, Texas, Russia, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy.
The entire film was shot in south-east Texas.
We have two Houston events coming up in Summer: Comicpolooza and ApolloCon. Both will have different panelists and subjects.
In this post, we will highlight what we’re doing at Comicpolooza–the largest sci-fi convention in Houston, Texas.
I am honored that we’re going to be at so many conventions. I have to give special thanks to Comicpolooza which has streamlined the convention process for us.
Unlike ApolloCon which will be an intimate panel with the actors, the Comicpolooza panel gives a chance for techies to go crazy!
HERE is the link for the updated schedule of events. Once we finish post-production and the indy film circuit begins, this page will be constantly updated.
So what are we up to at Comicpolooza?
“How to Film on a Budget”
The cast/crew of Frankenstein’s Monster from First Step Cinematics, LLC will take a practical look at filming on a budget for the 21st century. Attendees will be introduced to the basics of microbudget film project planning, logistics, some DIY tech tools ideas our crew used, audio needs, makeup, sets, props, and how to adapt a DSLR camera for filming. Q&A for cast and crew after talk. If you were ever afraid to film, but don’t know where to start, this is the place to be.
This is our first official poster design for Frankenstein’s Monster.
Are you ready?