Modern Day Frankenstein Tale Bypass Chosen as a 2012 Tribeca All Access Selection
The 2012 Tribeca All Access program has selected eleven works in progress for its lineup this year (six narratives and five documentaries), and since one of the films is described as "a modern day twist on Frankenstein", of course we have to share the details.
The film in question is Bypass, written and directed by Liliana Greenfield-Sanders and produced by Amy Basil and Rowen Riley.
20-year-old Katie is popular, high-achieving, and obese; but all of this is about to change when she undergoes a series of radical gastric and plastic surgeries. Bypass is a modern day twist on Frankenstein in which the protagonist is herself both creator and monster.
Sounds horror-ish at least, right? There's one other selection that might fall a bit on our side of the fence, and that's Abigail Harm, directed by Lee Isaac Chung and written and produced by Samuel Gray Anderson, although it's likely more in the fantasy category. The film stars legendary actress Amanda Plummer as a woman living in a fictionalized New York City, who, after being granted a wish by a heavenly visitor, asks for love and learns of a spirit who might provide it. Inspired by the Korean folktale "The Woodcutter and the Nymph."
For the full list of Tribeca's 2012 All Access selections, click here.
Tribeca All Access exists to support emerging and established filmmakers from under-represented communities. In addition to a $15,000 grant (given to all films except the one chosen through Tribeca's partnership with the Canadian Film Centre), each project will receive year-round support, industry connections, and additional resources; will be presented at a five-day career-development program during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (which runs April 18th-29th); and is eligible for one of two $10,000 Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards.
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