Jekyll: A Screenplay for the Stage
Adapted and Directed by Ross Bell
Design by Ryan Bates
Costume Design by Carlie Crawford
Courtesy of Ross Bell
Venue - Seeler Studio Theatre, Middlebury College
Jekyll was the senior thesis of Ross Bell, a
theatre and film major at Middlebury College. Jekyll was adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novella "The Strange Case
of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Bell wrote the script to be filmed and attended by a conventional stage audience simultaneously.
The set, sound, and costumes were designed in the steampunk style. Emphasis was placed on
an aesthetically pleasing film, which led to brighter lights to be picked up by the cameras, broader looks to provide an all
encompassing visibility, and as many angles as possible to eliminate shadows on the face without casting shadows from hanging
cameras, walls, or projectors.