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Directed By: Mitchell Connolly

Genre: Drama, Horror, Action, Fantasy
Length: 03:27
Released: October 25th, 2009

Content Advisory:  mild violence.

Director's Comments

Firstly, this is just a trailer and I'M NOT MAKING the whole film, that would take forever. This film was made as the practical part of my Unit 3+4 VCE Media course, which is part of my upper-high-school studies. I wanted to do an animation since they're my speciality (of course) and I knew I wanted to do something dark and gothic. I decided to make a film adaption of a piece of gothic fiction literature, and since Frankenstein had already been done in LEGO I decided to do Dracula, which is another very famous gothic horror novel. I knew from the beginning that it would be nigh on impossible to condense the plot of Dracula into a few minutes, so I decided to make a trailer instead. It was filmed in about a month, but the buying of bricks and pre-planning happened for months before that. Since I finished in a rush I'm not too happy about the music in some parts, but it'll do. The film was shot with a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and Stop Motion Pro, and edited with Adobe Premiere and After Effects CS3.

Staff Review

The thing that stands out most about this brilliant imagining of Bram Stoker's classic story, is the cinematic quality of everything. The passionate and genuinely talented cast of voice actors pump emotion into plastic which moves beyond plastic with expansive and genius set design. The magic touch of Hollywood is pulsing through dramatic cinematography and fast paced emotion. This is definitely Whittleberry's peak as a brickfilmer, and for a debut film, Dracula is nothing short of a 'Wow!'.

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