Return to Transylvania: A Short Documentary about Billy Van

A short video “portrait” of Billy Van, star of the Canadian TV show “The Hilarious House of Frightenstein” as well as Party Game, Sonny & Cher, etc, etc, etc.

This was a student project I made when I was 20. Most of it was shot in 1999 and 2000 — early in my second year at Sheridan’s Media Arts course and a seven-minute version was edited at that time. My crew was Eric Yu and Joe Raasch, and we also worked together on the original edit.

This new 2005 version retains the feel and attitude of the original, but is much improved technically and aesthetically.

Billy Van takes a break during taping of Return to Transylvania - Photo by Ben Kane

Billy Van takes a break during taping of Return to Transylvania. Photo: Ben Kane

This doc is now available as a bonus feature on the second Frightenstein DVD Box Set from Critical Mass Releasing!

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