Prepare to read about a project that sounds truly unique. It's a lot to take in at first, but once you get into it, you're sure to be hooked.
Management/production companies Caliber Media Co. and Benderspink have teamed up with the newly formed Simplicity Media to launch an experimental feature film and social media project entitled BLOODLOSS.
The concept is to stage a full-scale production within the modern-day subculture of “sanguine vampires”, a close-knit community with a spiritual obsession to drink human blood to maintain physical health. The feature narrative will be constructed from pseudo-documentary scenes using a combination of actors and true participants in this lifestyle (both human vampires and their blood donors) shot in real vampire-fetish nightclubs. A social media campaign of status updates, blog entries, and video posts will allow viewers to receive daily updates on BLOODLOSS, while being directly engaged with each character and their experience in this dark world.
The story in BLOODLOSS follows the journey of documentary television producer as she investigates her sister’s sudden disappearance into an underground culture of self-proclaimed "Vampires" in Los Angeles. As she discovers how these people actually live, their world of sex and drugs is beyond any addiction she has ever experienced.
The film will be produced by Simplicity Media’s Les Lukacs and Amanda Cryer and Caliber Media Co.’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller. JC Spink, Chris Bender, Chris Cosmos, and Jake Weiner will executive produce for Benderspink. Brad Jensen and award-winning VFX supervisor Rik Shorten will also serve in a co-producing capacity. Casting is underway, and a director will be announced in the coming weeks.
As stated above, the project is in part being produced by the good folks at Caliber Media, who produced the soon-to-be-released ENTER NOWHERE, as well as DARK WAS THE NIGHT, the monster movie that just wrapped and features a stirring cameo from yours truly (read a little about that right HERE).
The idea for the project started with a more traditional script by Jeffery Potts, but morphed into the current psychedelic version after a page-one rewrite by Caliber screenwriting client Jason Dolan. (Who incidentally wrote the thing while on the DARK WAS THE NIGHT set.)
Here's an exclusive quote from Dolan about the project: "I love movies like Enter the Void and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, how you are immersed into these worlds through the main character's POV. I thought taking that premise and exploring this society which is like Near Dark meets Shame would be the most visceral experience imaginable."
Very intriguing indeed! We'll keep you in the loop on BLOODLOSS as we learn more...
DARK WAS THE NIGHT's Bianca Kajlich