Bridport Arts Newsletter

200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the Chapel

Bridport-based filmmaker Martha Moopette and musician Robert Lee are collaborating to make a 12 minute short film of Frankenstein for this week’s From Page to Screen film festival.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (PG)Robert says ‘It’s our version of the original 1910 adaptation of Frankenstein by Eddison Studios and draws on other classic silent filmmakers like Cocteau and Melies who made ‘A Trip To The Moon’. It’s also very silly.’ Martha has made the puppets for the film and explains why the shot when Frankenstein’s ‘Creature’ comes to life must be recorded last, ‘We’re going to re-produce the famous sequence when the Creature was burnt but the film was played backwards to create one of cinema’s first special effects – the illusion that he is coming to life from the ashes. We’ll only get one chance with my puppet. No pressure!’

The film can be seen this Friday 13th in a special double-bill for Frankenstein‘s 200th anniversary at the Chapel In The Garden on East Street. Robert will play a live score on the chapel organ for his and Martha’s short before festival curator Garth Jennings introduces one of his favourite films, Young Frankenstein.

BearKat are providing complimentary nibbles in the chapel for the late-night film fans and Dark Bear’s pop-up bar at the nearby Aroma cafe will give £1 off cocktails to festival ticket-holders that night.

Martha and Robert are next working on a project at The Lyric for later in the year with live performance, shadow puppets and ink….

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