Dracula: A Modern Silent Film
Director Mark Andres and composer Rachel Knight in attendance!
hybrid of early silent cinema and the graphic novel that the director,
Mark Andres, calls “a kinographic novel,” Dracula is an adaptation of
Bram Stoker’s novel comprised of still drawings, silent film inter
titles (artwork and adaptation are by Andres) and full music score by
Rachel Knight. Dracula won best animated film at the Independent
Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles in May. In his review Andy Boylan
called it “A work of art and a labor of love” (Taliesien Meets the
Vampires). Although better known as a painter in Portland (he is showing
paintings at Augen Gallery in August and drawings from Dracula in
September), Andres’ films have been official selections in festivals in
Los Angeles and New York where they have won awards.