Mary Shelley | Exclusive Preview with Q&A
We’re thrilled to invite you and your guests to our exclusive preview screening of Mary Shelley, the woman behind the story of Frankenstein. Followed by a Q&A with Brisbane screenwriter Emma Jensen.
Mary Shelley will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real-life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction.
Wednesday, 27 June at 6.30pm
Preview Screening of Mary Shelley (PG)
Followed by a Q&A with Writer Emma Jensen
Exclusively at Palace Barracks
“Mary Shelley is played with alert sensitivity and acute intelligence by Elle Fanning”
A.O. Scott – The New York Times
“Celebrates Mary Shelley for the trailblazing woman that she is. Fanning is excellent.”
Katie Walsh – Los Angeles Times
Dates, Locations & Tickets
Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda).
About Emma Jensen (Screenwriter)
Emma Jensen is a screenwriter who has worked in the industry for over 17 years as a writer, development executive and script consultant. A graduate of Queensland College Of Art, Emma worked in the production department of UK company FilmFour before returning to Australia where she was employed as Development Executive for Working Title Australia and Mushroom Pictures.
In 2013, Emma wrote the original screenplay Mary Shelley, which had its world premiere in the Gala Presentation section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Emma’s other projects include I Am Woman, The Ghan and Living With Miss G. Emma is also developing TV projects with Fremantle Media and UK production company Ecosse Films.