Bride of the Vampyre
In a Victorian era period a young bride waits for her husband to return. A tribute to the vampire tradition that has haunted us for ages (3 Minutes)
Starring Frankco Edge and Becca Fox
Earlier in the summer of 2019 I had thought that it would be challenging to do an interpretation of the Vampire story. The old (1920’s) apartment building that I lived in would be a natural location. Plus I always had a fascination with the Victorian era – Steam Punk or natural. When IFCO – The Independent Filmmaker’s Cooperative of Ottawa announced a Dogme Challenge (1 roll of 16mm film that was projected unedited at a public screening) then I knew this was the perfect opportunity.
This was a long and fairly tiring shoot – we started around, 2PM in the afternoon and didn’t finish shooting until 3AM the next morning. Both Francko and Becca were super positive and upbeat the whole time. The white dress that Becca brought along was perfect. I was very glad of her involvement because I know she shares an interest in Victorian/Steampunk era costumes. Francko did his own makeup and it turned out great – amazing black shadow under the eyes and the slicked back hair. A perfect vampire. Although we did had problems with keeping the fingernails attached to his fingers. It all worked out at the end.
This film got screened on the patio of The Headquarters Bar in the market as part of the IFCO Dogme Challenge in September 2019. All films screened on 16mm films with non synch audio. A very cool event as they always are. Thanks to The Headquarters bar for hosting this screening.
The version here is the exact same as was projected uncut except for one minor edit.
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