Meet the Filmmaker: Madeline Frankenstein, “An American Prayer” (Music Video)”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
A: I became a filmmaker because I love art. Art has really captivated me the past few years and I decided that I will surround myself in this field for the rest of my life. I am a humongous fan of writing, cinematography, and editing. My career dream is to open to own film studio!

Another reason why I became a filmmaker is because of my grandmother. She showed me the classic movies while also explaining to me the making of the films. Sitting on her couch on Saturdays was a great way to get my attention towards this art and I was so influenced by her aesthetic of superb works of films that she chose. I have seen some fantastic movies because of my grandmother and couldn’t be happier. But she also worked in production as a career!

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
A: This week at EFP I am showcasing my experimental edit. It is a music video with a Doors song, An American Prayer. I call it my “experimental edit” because the footage is from March 2020 when I helped my friend shoot his music video in Brooklyn, NY. I took my footage and edited to the tone and timing of this video, from what I felt was needed to combine the two elements. I love this song and NYC. I have not showed this video on a big screen and I’m very excited!

Q: What else are you working on?
A: I am currently editing my first student film. I wrote, directed, shot, and made the set design. This is a true student-film. Ha!

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
A: One weird thing about me is that I do not like David Lynch’s films. I am definitely not inspired by him like my millennial peers, or my ex.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
A: People can find my photography on Instagram, @frankensteinproductions. I also have a Facebook page where I can be hired to work on films, Frankenstein Productions.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
A: I would like to give an appreciation to The Emerging Filmmakers Project. This is an extremely important event that gives light to local filmmakers that want to express their art through filmmaking, like myself. Like static art galleries, movie premiers on talented yet unknown filmmakers gives a spotlight on another field of art. It’s crucial to let these curators have the same respect. EFP is the best!

An American Prayer” (Music Video) will screen during The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at The Bug Theatre.