Bride of Frankie (2017)
Directed by Devi Snively. 19:00, Horror/Comedy/Fantasy (USA)
In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.
Director Bio: Devi (pronounced DAY-vee) is a proud alumnus of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and was selected to participate in the 2017 inaugural AFI/FOX Bridge program. Her screenplays have won over 50 awards, placing in such competitions as the PAGE Awards, Nicholl’s Fellowships, Sundance Lab and Slamdance film fest. Her films have screened at over 200 festivals worldwide, garnering awards, distribution and critical acclaim. When she’s not writing and making films, she chases monkeys around the world with her anthropologist partner.
Director Statement: Mary Shelley said, “I do not wish women power to have power over men; but over themselves.” BRIDE OF FRANKIE explores this idea in a celebration of FRANKENSTEIN, one of the greatest stories of all time, in the wake of its bicentennial birthday. As an added nod to our literary muse, our film is not only feminist in content, but also in execution as the majority of the cast and crew, including 3 of our 4 producers, our writer/director, D.P., production designer, costumer and makeup team, are all female. We believe Mary Shelley would be pleased.