Indie Horror - The Vampire in the Holedeadmanwalkin
Now a days, you can get a lot of things for a buck... but making your own film for only a $1.00.. that sound impossible, but it didnt too those who had the vision for "The Vampire in the Hole."
With creativity, luck and a lot of "free" talent - The Vampire in the Hole has the look of a quality film.. and one that has seriously "piqued" my interest. Well done my friends.. and VIVA LA INDIE!
INTRODUCTION: Imagine a multi-camera film. Imagine a film with an international cast. Imagine a film where the visual effects would be on a par with studio films, with an original score and the latest sound technology. Now imagine the total cost is 1 Euro. Do you think that’s possible? Well, we have made it possible for you.
THE PROJECT: We had been planning on doing something big on a small scale for quite some time. It has been two years since our debut feature film Myna Has Gone received numerous accolades, winning a number of film festivals and garnering much praise from critics worldwide, and we achieved all this with almost no budget (3000 Euros). We live in a big world full of talented people, but that talent is scattered about. All we did was think about how we could join forces with as many talented people in their respective fields as possible. This is how our second project came about; by posting an ad on the internet. In just 24 hours we received over 1000 CVs. “This is a sign”, we thought.
A famous director once said to us during an opening in the US of Myna Has Gone over a year ago: “Myna Has Gone is a great actors’ movie, but you have to prove you are economically viable, that you’re capable of making a commercial film, but which is also good. Not just some empty shell; there are far too many of those around as it is.”
So we decided to take those thousand CVs and make the film with them.
Myna Has Gone was always a cinematic venture that went beyond aesthetics and the mundane. It was intended to be an auteur piece, but the real challenge with The Vampire in the Hole was to make a movie that had no budget, yet had commercial aspirations; something that was both visually interesting and artistic. Could we achieve something like that with no money?
We soon realized that The Vampire in the Hole would be different; the only one of its kind. We had the full support of the whole team, all willing to give their utmost with every shot. No one got paid, least of all ourselves. It was all done probono, for the love of art! Just to prove we could do it, that we were capable of doing it. And we think we have succeeded.
We also realized from the start that our film would need a considerable amount of digital effects and the incorporation of 3D; that the perfect balance lay in knowing where the limit was between its visual quality and the story we wanted to tell. We needed an original score that recreated the mood of the film and depicted the characters, which of course, along with the special effects, was the hardest part to get for free. In addition, we needed a commercial photo of the vampire genre, as well as a good sound design on a par with the photography and a very specific make-up for the vampire element of the story. And finally, a script in English, to prove that we could direct an international cast in this language, and what’s more, actors who are just as skilled as any established star.
It has been very hard, but we would be hypocritical not to admit that it’s also been a great roller-coaster ride. After over a month’s shooting and 6 months post-production, The Vampire in the Hole is finished and now it’s up to the audience to decide whether or not we are ready, to decide if we can carry on, if we deserve a chance, and more importantly, if we have succeeded.
Synopsis: Vampirism is a newly discovered viral illness whose initial stages spread as quickly as the flu. May has just turned seventeen and has become infected. She is the only vampire in her family and her neighborhood and, as such, her life changes dramatically. In her daily surroundings she is now seen as a monster: kids throw stones at her and she is bullied at work. However, May tries to adapt by following the rules and norms set by the government on infected citizens who wish to fit back into society.
Opinion is divided about what should be done with the 'infected'. Should one accept them, or reject them? And this division foreshadows a future war where racism and intolerance will hasten the inevitable, definitive rift between humans and vampires.
For more info, please be sure to check out the films official site.