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Frankenstein’s Monster Review by Steampunk Library

Published February 17, 2015 by judithbshields

Review of Frankenstein’s Monster posted by Steampunk Library– a website dedicated to strengthen literacy through incorporating steampunk in school library collections.

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Creator: Mary Shelley (novel) Written/Produced by Judith B. Shields, Directed by Syd Lance

Media Type: Feature Film, 84 minutes

Audience: Family Friendly (but use your best judgment with extra-small children)

Summary: This micro-budget, independent film adaptation from First Step Cinematics, Frankenstein’s Monster tells the story of The Monster, his creator, and the lives ruined in the name of mad science. Following the original frame narrative the film opens with Dr. Victor Frankenstein being saved at sea. He befriends the vessel’s captain and spins his tale of the creation of the murderous Adam, his science project made from the pieces of the dead and subtle steam-powered mechanics. Unlike the novel the story is told through third-person perspective across a single time-line and allows for insight and conversation with non-primary characters. These characters desperately try to help Victor maintain his sanity, but how can a man keep his wits with a monster on the loose and…

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Land of Nerds Film Review

Published December 29, 2013 by judithbshields

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/

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/

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