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Film Review From Land of Nerds

Published December 29, 2013 by judithbshields

Frankenstein's Monster (2013) Official Page

Land of the Nerds

Moon Sedai wrote a wonderful review of Frankenstein’s Monster. In praise of the film she wrote:

“The focus of this film is, at the heart, the story, not the blood, gore, and tech. The film is beautifully done despite the low budget.”

Strong words of praise were also given to Matt Risoldi (Monster) and  the cinematography(Slava Vlad). But we won’t spoil that here.

If you’d like to read the whole article, please check it out HERE. Also be sure to look at the rest of their great website which covers everything science fiction and fun!

http://landofnerds.com/2013/12/28/steampunkfrankensteinsmonster/

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Frankenstein’s Monster at Weird West Fest

Published December 16, 2013 by judithbshields

Frankenstein’s Monster at Weird West Fest.

I want to give a big thank you to those who braved the cold and got your gears to Giddings! Weird West Fest welcomed Frankenstein’s Monster and we were proud to be there. Mike McDermott (Captain), Travis Wayne Hamilton (Krempe) and Judith B. Shields (me–the screenwriter/filmmaker) were able to meet many folks there. A big shout out for Mike and Travis for making it from Houston. Preacher’s Powderworks and Projectiles who made our amazing steampunk lab goggles is one of the co-founders for the event. 

About Weird West Fest–it is a Western and Steampunk 1 day festival. This was their first year and they made a difficult decision–to postpone the festival by a week. The original date had that icy conditions and made it unsafe to drive in the Texas Hill Country. While the new date was still chilly, at least it was safe for folks to travel.

I also had a wonderful paneling experience. I’ve been on many panels, from ApolloCon (Screenwriting) to Comicpalooza (Microbudget Filmmaking) to WorldCon (Steampunk), but I never had had a panel where we laughed so much. I was honored to both moderate and participate in the Art of Screenwriting panel with (from left to right) @Gary Clark (actor and screenwriter), and Ed Erdelac (screenwriter and author). That panel covered comparisons of book to screenplay writing tips, character vs. action based plots, personal stories with screenwriting, and how to get your work out there. The audience asked good questions as well.

Thank you everyone who made it out to Giddings!

Screenwriting panel postponed

Published December 5, 2013 by judithbshields

We just got word from Weird West Fest (Giddings, TX) that due to expected weather conditions, the western and steampunk festival will be postponed until next Saturday, Dec. 14th. Frankenstein’s Monster will still be screened at 4pm. 

However, the screenwriting panel Judith B. Shields will moderate may have its time shifted. Updates on that will be on their official website and on this post when news arrives. 

Indie Buzz: Frankenstein’s Monster (2013) review

Published November 21, 2013 by judithbshields

Thank you Indie Buzz (UK) for your great review! 

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Quotes from article:

“This is one of the most faithful adaptations of Shelley’s narrative that I have ever seen…”

For the full article:

Indie Buzz: Frankenstein’s Monster (2013) review.

Judith B. Shields’ Interview with Indie-Loop

Published November 21, 2013 by judithbshields

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Judith B. Shields’ Interview with Indie-Loop

A closer look at microbudget filmmaking.

IL: You are one of the special guest panelists at this year’s Comicpalooza (2013) discussing how to make an independent film on a budget. Great topic since many indie-artists/film makers struggle with the financial aspect in launching their projects. What advice can you give indie-artists dealing with this dilemma?”

To read Shields’ answer, please read the rest of this great interview at

http://www.indie-loop.com/q5-judithb-shields/

Mark R. Leeper reviews Frankenstein’s Monster (2013)

Published November 21, 2013 by judithbshields

“The filmmakers have attempted an adaptation of Frankenstein accurate to the novel, a feat rarely ever attempted. “

To read the rest of this review please click the link below:

http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/frankensteins-monster-2013-a-film-review-by-mark-r-leeper/

Frankenstein’s Monster – An Indie Steampunk Film–A fantastic interview of Judith B. Shields by Author and Blogger Maeve Alpin as They Ride on an Airship Discussing the Project and Steampunk

Published November 21, 2013 by judithbshields

“Our Steampunk is expressed through the art—for starters we used a lot of STEAM! The monster is Steam-powered. He smokes! It is simple. Steampunk is expressed in the camera angle choices. The finished look of the film has a darkened edge and is slightly desaturated—to remind the audience of an old photograph.  Word choices in the script, Edwardian costumes, unique props built by those in our Texas Steampunk community. This is our Steampunk.”

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To read more of this great interview, please go here:

Frankenstein\’s Monster – An Indie Steampunk Film.

via Frankenstein\’s Monster – An Indie Steampunk Film.

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