You’ve come a long way, Frankie! Meet the new Frankenstein, Frank N. Stein, who’s finally evolved into the everyman he always wanted to be, or at least as close as he could ever hope to be. The only problem is the world’s evolved right along with him. And now he, along with the everyman, has a whole new set of problems to deal with. Seems the more things change the more they remain the same….
Set in New York City in the dawn of twenty-first century, Frank N. Stein— an easygoing, none too swift and all too mild-mannered, out of work and out of ideas, once famous monster man of stage and screen lore— finds himself pitted against a self-absorbed (and accident-prone) corporate billionaire CEO who heads up the ever-expanding Classy Corp product empire, and who has a penchant for branding all his products under his, what else, Classy Corp moniker. Including his skyscrapers with his two-story high, golden-glowing name plate. (Remind you of anybody? Tick-tock, tick-tock…)
Separated from his diva/torch singing wife and struggling hopelessly to rein in his 17-year-old headstrong daughter and his slipping finances, “Frankie,” to his hot dog vending friends, must learn to get tough, and quick, and tap into his long-dormant inner monster to compete and survive the looming Classy Corp threat… or continue on his downward slide to impending doom and destruction. Oh dear!
Peppered with politically incorrect character and observations, and hot dogs, this freshly delivered Frankenstein/the everyman versus the corporation comedy/allegory not only asks the age-old question, who exactly is the monster in the room, but more importantly, what exactly does the little man and woman plan on doing about it… while there’s still time to do something about it. All under the fast approaching shadow of Frankenstein’s 200th anniversary.
With an idea originally conceived nearly a decade ago, this irreverent comedy/satire/whatever holds even more relevance today in the wake of America’s 2016 presidential election. While its easy to read “screen story” (screenplay) format will be more fully explained in the Preface and should pose no problem at all for any reader, short…or tall….
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R.G. Storm and A.J. Sharp collaborated on this story over the course of several years while living in and out of New York City.
R.G. Storm has a degree in Classics from Tufts University and has written in many formats over the past decade while having worked a variety of jobs. Among them, the unenviable one of seeing the forest for the trees among a society of leaf dwellers. A.J. Sharp has spent his career in the Arts, studying the leaves, among other life forms, animate and inanimate. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of South Florida.
This is their second collaboration on a screen story.