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Shout out from Houston Press

“There’ll also be a screening of Judith B. Shields’s steampunk reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. “How we are making the film unique is a light steampunk twist: What if instead of electricity, Victor Frankenstein reanimated the monster by steam?” said Shields. “Victor Frankenstein was known for studying all sciences, so it is not too far of a leap to have him experiment with steam. Our monster actually smokes.”

To read the full article:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2013/06/top_five_things_to_do_in_houst_17.php?page=2

Shout out from the San Antonio Express-News

“See amazing indie films. The LoneStarCon 3 Independent Film Festival runs during Worldcon with its own galaxy of SF/F, horror and comic genres, including “Frankenstein’s Monster,” a “steampunk-light” adaptation of Mary Shelley‘s masterpiece shot in 14 days in the Houston/Galveston area.”

To Read More About Frankenstein’s Monster screening at WorldCon:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/How-to-explore-LoneStarCon-3-4756476.php

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

“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.”

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

Frankenstein\’s Monster – An Indie Steampunk Film.

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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/

“Houston-area based filmmaker Judith B. Shields is working on a movie with a Steampunk theme. She thinks the IBM forecast is a little early, but is banking on the general public catching on. Still, that won’t take away from the core fans.

“People like to create, that’s part of the attraction,” Sheilds says.”

Read more here:

http://www.vintageguidetotexas.com/2013/01/17/time-magazine-asks-will-steampunk-be-the-next-big-fashion-trend/