Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DVD 2er Sale - almost over!

A fan asked us to keep our sale going until May 1, when he gets paid, so we happily obliged. In fact, we're going to keep it going until this Friday. (Because some people get paid on Fridays) With the money we earn from this DVD sale we are turning around and putting it in the movie sequel. On May 10th were headed to the East Coast for more France Glessner Lee and Nutshell Studies-related interviews.

So for $14.95 you can get both Of Dolls & Murder DVD and "her creepy little sister" DVD Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse. Go to it!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Of Dolls & Murder and Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse DVDs

For a limited time we want you to have both Of Dolls & Murder and Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse DVDS for the price of one. Our version of a 2-Fer! Click here. But hurry it won't last long.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Newsletter! (About twice a year we send one out)

From our newsletter: 

A funny and beautiful thing happened when we finished Of Dolls & Murder; we started hearing incredible personal stories of dolls, murder, mystery, etc.  Some of the stories are so compelling that we are looking into making more films in this vein.

One woman in particular, artist Cynthia von Buhler, told us that she was so inspired by Frances Glessner Lee and her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death that she created her own dollhouses to try to solve the mystery of her grandfather’s murder. She found the dollhouses helpful but limiting, so she expanded on the theme by creating an immersive play about the murder. By making her grandfather’s case so accessible, the public is helping to shed new light on this unusual case.

With the money we raised on Kickstarter, we created a short documentary film on her. If you like dolls, murder, prohibition, mobsters, speakeasies and mystery - Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse is definitely the documentary film for you.

For the next week or so we are having a special offer - a 2-fer! If you buy Of Dolls & Murder, we will throw in Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse for free. That's a lot of dead dolls. Keep in mind, Mother's Day is right around the corner...

See the trailer for Inside the Speakeasy Dollhouse right here.

Do you want to see Cynthia's Speakeasy Dollhouse off-Broadway hit play in NYC? Go here. We highly recommend you see it!

Meanwhile, we are in production on a new documentary film exclusively about the elusive Frances Glessner Lee and her miniature life of crime. We received a Jerome Foundation grant to help us with production.

Recently, we went through boxes and boxes of France Glessner Lee's personal papers. Read all about it on our blog.

We will be sitting down with Frances' family members next month and we cannot wait. We will even be filming one of the "missing Nutshells."

As always, thanks for your support and for signing up for this newsletter.

Of Dolls & Murder filmmakers,
Susan & John

PS If you want the newsletter to come to your inbox - just got to www.ofdollsandmurder.com and sign up! We are happy to have you!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Nutshell Noir

From our latest miniature shoot - photo by Susan Marks, lighting and miniature by Sam Marks.
Shooting away for the next documentary - which may or many not be called Murder in a Nutshell or perhaps, Her Miniature Life of Crime, or quiet possibly, something else. If you have a strong opinion on the matter - do let us know. We may put off naming it until the very last minute. Suffice to say, this film is about Frances Glessner Lee and her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. It's different from Of Dolls & Murder because we will focus exclusively on her life.

There is so  much new information to share about Frances!

As always, thank you for your support and don't forget about our 2-fer sale!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013