Screen Division has boarded Alexandre O. Philippe’s new documentary, Monsters Within, as coproducer. Monsters Within will recount the dramatic events and extraordinary character dynamics that led to the creation of two of the foremost literature and movie monsters – Frankenstein’s monster and the modern vampire.
Philippe wants to focus on “the emotions, the jealousies and dangerous minds behind the creation of the monsters, who were basically created on the very same night, in the very same house, by Mary Shelley (Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus) and Lord Byron (The Vampyre)”. Therefore, in order to have form matching content, Philippe has decided to do it through an animation documentary, a very creative and imaginative method that has resulted in stylized, multilayered films like Waltz with Bashir. With several partners already on board (such as Paul Sullivan as the art director and Simon Boswell as composer), the film, produced by Kerry Deignan Roy for Exhibit A Pictures, aims to be ready for 2018, to celebrate Frankenstein’s bicentennial. (source Cineuropa.org)
The project was recently pitched at the Frontières Coproduction Market in Brussels where it generated interest. Alexandre O. Philippe is known for directing documentaries such as Doc of the Dead and The People vs George Lucas. Screen Division is already collaborating with Roy and Pilippe on 78/52, a documentary about the iconic shower scene in Hitchcock’s Psycho.