Over the past few years vampires have been dominating the box office, we have seen everything from vampire romances to vampire horror. But one thing we haven’t seen during this vampire craze are films on real vampires and the vampire subculture. That’s all about to change with the upcoming Sanguinarian film Bloodloss.
It has been reported that management-production companies Caliber Media Co. and Benderspink have teamed with Simplicity Media to launch an experimental feature film and social media project titled Bloodloss. The concept of Bloodloss is to stage a full-scale production within the modern-day subculture of Sanguinarian vampires, a “close-knit” community of individuals who drink human blood to maintain physical health. The film will be a series of 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 the world of real vampires.
As of now, there is no cast for Bloodloss, but casting is currently under way, and a director will be set shortly.
Writer Jason Dolan conceived the current version of the project with the producers and did a page-one rewrite to the original script by Jeffery Potts. Bloodloss focuses on “a 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.”
Ok, this entire project leaves me with a lot of questions. Are the making up a story about real vampires or are they actually doing a film about what real vampires are? It kind of sounds like a combination of both – fact and fiction combined.
All I can say without a doubt is that the real vampire community won’t be pleased about a movie that makes them look like blood-obsessed drug and sex addicts.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming Bloodloss?