MICK GARRIS SUPPORTS FUNDRAISER FOR BUST OF DRACULA AUTHOR
Following the announcement of “Coraline” and “Trigger Warning” author Neil Gaiman’s gracious support of the Bram Stoker Bronze Bust Project, prolific writer and filmmaker Mick Garris has now joined the ranks of notable contributors who are making the campaign to place a life size bronze bust of the Dublin-born author of “Dracula” a reality.
“The world needs a regal, masterful tribute to Bram Stoker as much as it needed the amazing works Bryan Moore created to commemorate H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe” elaborates Garris. “He has proven time and again that he is the man for the job, and there is no more deserving subject than the creator of Dracula.”
Mick Garris is the creator of the Showtime series “Masters of Horror” and FEARnet’s “Post Mortem” which showcased and interviewed directors of classic and standout horror films. A writer and director himself, Garris is best known for his collaborations with Stephen King and has adapted six of King’s novels for film and television; “Desperation”, “The Shining”, “The Stand”, “Bag of Bones”, “Sleepwalkers” and “Riding the Bullet”.
As of 2015, he is also a member of the board of advisers for Hollywood Horror Museum.
“As we were with Neil Gaiman, the entire project team and I are flattered beyond belief that a filmmaker of Mr. Garris’ stature would jump in and so generously support our humble efforts to give the city of Dublin a bust of their native son Bram Stoker for public display” project creator and sculptor Bryan Moore says. “This project is a fanbase-driven event and it’s a testament to Bram Stoker and Dracula fans worldwide that professionals and aficianados can come together like this to work so hard toward a common goal, which is that fans have been asking for years for someone to place a bust or statue of Bram Stoker in Ireland.”
Bryan More has successfully crowdfunded and placed life size bronze busts of H.P. Lovecraft in the Providence Athenaeum Library in Rhode Island and Edgar Allan Poe in Massachusetts’ Boston Public Library.
Moore continues “We’ve created the best campaign that we can to do the months of intense planning and work to have the bust ready to go, but we really need the fans’ support to make this happen. We can’t do it without YOU, so it’s my sincere hope that we can count on the readers of Bram Stoker’s iconic work to help us to bring Bram home.”
To help fund the Bram Stoker Bronze Bust Project, here’s the link:
Mick Garris photo by Richard Alden Peterson