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A DIY enthusiast brings back his recently deceased wife in his garden shed. A suburban Frankenstein from Evil Hypnotist Productions.
A DIY enthusiast brings back his recently deceased wife in his garden shed. A suburban Frankenstein from Evil Hypnotist Productions.
A DIY enthusiast brings back his recently deceased wife in his garden shed. A suburban Frankenstein from Evil Hypnotist Productions.
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Frank & Mary is the modern day tale of an elderly DIY enthusiast who reanimates his recently deceased wife in the garden shed. He struggles to keep her secret as her decomposing mind turns violent and the bodies start to pile up beneath the flowerbed. 

Mood Board - Collection of inspirational images to give you an idea of the look we want to achieve
Mood Board - Collection of inspirational images to give you an idea of the look we want to achieve

Frank & Mary is a dark comedy horror short film about love, loss and D.I.Y. A suburban twist on the classic Frankenstein tale, by Paul Williams and Evil Hypnotist Productions, the team behind the multi-award winning horror comedy The Furred Man.

Frank & Mary has the same dark comedic tone as The Furred Man which achieved great success, winning 13 international film awards, official selection in 45 film festivals and airing on Channel 4 in the UK.

EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER POSTER
EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER POSTER

Writer/Director Paul Williams on Frank & Mary:

"You've heard of the horror genre the cabin in the woods, well, this is the British version - the shed in the garden.

Think live action Wallace & Gromit meets Hammer Horror with an Inside No 9 twist. 

British illustrator Heath Robinson is the inspiration for the contraptions used to augment Mary. Frank rebuilds her from whatever he can find in his garden shed and by the end of the film Mary is more D.I.Y project than human.

2018 also marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and what better way to celebrate than with a brand new take on this classic tale."

It costs an arm and a leg to make a film so you can give us both... or a torso, a head and even a brain.

We have part funded the short, but need additional funds for:

  • Building a fake shed (which we then have to destroy).
  • Set build for the interior of Frank's shed.
  • Studio hire.
  • D.I.Y Creature make up.
  • Prop articulated D.I.Y arm for Mary.

With your help we can bring our suburban horror to life.

 Paul Williams | Writer/Director

Paul has been a filmmaker for nearly 20 years and has made seven shorts and a no budget feature so far. He has received much praise during his career including awards from Dragon Con and Little White Lies. 

Paul Williams directing Daniel Carter-Hope on the set of The Furred Man
Paul Williams directing Daniel Carter-Hope on the set of The Furred Man

Paul’s short The Furred Man achieved great success on the film festival circuit and he is now developing a slate of feature length projects. Frank & Mary will be his eighth short film.

Favourite Creature Feature: Tremors

Website: http://www.evilhypnotist.co.uk

Jon Moore | Special Make Up Effects

Jon is a prosthetic make-up artist with over 17 years experience working in television and film including being part of the make up team on Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Jon Moore (second from the left) part of the Drax make-up crew
Jon Moore (second from the left) part of the Drax make-up crew

For the past several years he has been working on projects for Marvel, Disney Studios and the BBC as well as many others. Projects include The Avengers Infinity War, Fury, Maleficent, Harry Potter, Captain America, WWZ, Doctor Who, Critical and Game of Thrones.

His award winning Beast can be seen in The Furred Man and he is already hard at work designing the D.I.Y creature for Frank & Mary.

Favourite Creature Features: An American Werewolf in London & Night of the Demon (1957)

Henrik Kolind | Producer

Henrik is an award-winning producer of two feature films and five shorts. A graduate of the European Film College, with an MA in Creative Producing from Leeds’ Northern Film School. 

Henrik (right) with cinematographer Philip Bloom
Henrik (right) with cinematographer Philip Bloom

His second feature, In-between, was awarded Best Feature at the Los Angeles Independent Artist Film Festival.

He is currently producing and directing commercials at Copenhagen based post production house Frame By Frame.

Favourite Creature Feature: Little Shop of Horrors (1987)

Website: http://www.framebyframe.dk

Eugen Gritschneder | Director of Photography

Eugen is a graduate from European Film College and Munich Film School (HFF München). His wide range of cinematography work includes shorts, features and commercials.

Eugen lining up a shot on The Furred Man
Eugen lining up a shot on The Furred Man

Eugen’s debut feature as DOP, Familienfieber (Family Fever), won Best Debut at the prestigious Max-Ophüls-Prize 2014. His other awarding winning films include: Nichtsdestotrotz, winning the 2015 Blaue Blume Award, Mondnacht, Best Student Short Int. California Shorts 2012 and, of course, The Furred Man.

Favourite Creature Feature: The Relic

Website: http://eugen-gritschneder.com

Paul Terry | Composer

Paul is a composer, producer and author. His scores include: feature documentary Sidney & Friends, which he also executive produced, Emily (starring Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones and Emmy-winner Christopher Eccleston) and SYFY’s Image Comics documentary So Much Damage.

Paul playing live at the album launch of The Act of Letting Go
Paul playing live at the album launch of The Act of Letting Go

Paul has also scored for award-winning U.S. magician Stuart MacDonald’s live act The Unintentional Magician and multi-award-winning The Furred Man, which he also produced.

Favourite Creature Feature: Jaws

Website: https://www.paulterryprojects.com

Annie Rowe | Casting Director

Annie trained as an actress at the National Youth Theatre and RADA, alongside which she worked as a Casting Assistant on commercials and films for the Casting Collective.

In 2009 Annie become a full time independent Casting Director and is a member of CDG, a Fellow of the RSA, a member of BAFTA Crew and a Trustee for Prime Theatre Company

She is rubbing her hands with glee at the prospect of casting Frank & Mary

Favourite Creature Feature: E.T. 

Website: http://www.annierowe-casting.com

Production Partners

We also have post production support from the wonderful team at 5A STUDIOS who will be handling editing and sound design on Frank & Mary. And Henrik's team at FRAME BY FRAME will provide special effects and colour grading to make sure the film is finished to the highest possible standard.

Website: http://www.5astudios.co.uk

Ranging from digital downloads, exclusive posters, postcards, badges, and behind-the-scene videos to being an ANGRY NEIGHBOUR in the film or even becoming an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! 

Thanks to:

Rob Fuller for the amazing Frank & Mary title design http://www.robfuller.co.uk

Purple Planet Music for the pitch video theme http://www.purple-planet.com

Chris Courtenay as Dr Frankenstein & Daniel Carter-Hope as Igor. Liam Roberts for production assistance. 

Risks and challenges

Time is always a challenge. We have a tight 4 day filming schedule and some ambitious scenes to complete. But we also have an amazingly talented crew who have successfully delivered countless films, both feature length and short. Filmmaking is all about collaboration and problem solving, and Evil Hypnotist Productions is extremely confident in the team it has worked with over the past 15 years.

We believe our timescales are achievable, but if we need to delay any aspect of the film we will keep you all informed so that you know what's going on at all times and try our best to make our promised shipping/release dates.

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