Fangoria magazine editor Chris Alexander makes his directorial feature film debut with BLOOD FOR IRINA, a psychological, experimental vampire tale; a fever dream inspired by Herzog, Rollin and Franco. Evidently the film was made in five days in Toronto; not too shabby!
The plot: Irina (Shauna Henry) is dying. A predator who stalks streets at night looking for blood, she has lived over a century; tormented by memory, living in a run-down motel by the sea, Irina has reached the end. Her perceptions skewed, her body and mind revolting against themselves, she waits for an exit.
Her private hell is echoed by the motel manager (David Goodfellow, who also co-produced), driven by an obsession to protect Irina and keep her secrets safe, and a broken prostitute (Carrie Gemmell) whose desperate plight may be worse than Irina¹s. It’s the tale of three people living a life on the fringe, trapped in world of literal and figurative decay.
IRINA comes from newly-formed Autonomy Pictures, comprised of executive producers Derek Curl (HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKE LAND), Davd Gregory (THE THEATRE BIZARRE, PLAGUE TOWN) and Lewis Tice, of Danger After Dark. “BLOOD FOR IRINA fits our company’s dedication to supporting emerging genre talent,” says Curl, CEO of Autonomy. “We are delighted to collaborate with Chris Alexander on his film debut, with his unique and haunting take on vampirism.”
Head on over to the film's official Facebook page to keep tabs on this intriguing project. It's currently in post-production.