Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Help Fund a Campaign for New Scottish, and Bloody Awesome Vampire Series The Family! Miss Morleysaurus is VERY Impressed!
So a little while ago, by pure chance, I found this guy advertising for actors on Gumtree for a new horror webseries that he was working on. Always looking to promote my friends and their awesome work, I contacted him to find out more and to see if he needed any help! Well, to cut a long story short, director Stuart Millar got back to me and we added each other on FB etc. After speaking for a bit, he asked if I wanted to read the script and give him feedback and stuff.
What can I say...the script for The Family is really fucking good!! For a start, it was really well written, and would easily translate into a series of short stories as well. What I loved though, was that there was a lot of deliciously dark humour to it, and that I really dug...and I think the horror community will too. The story is really interesting, and it's a great take on the vampire genre. The fact that this is a Scottish production, of course I'm gonna do everything I can to promote it! :)
From having looked at some of the work that Stuart has done before, you can tell this guy has a real talent, with a beautiful eye for detail...something that I'm sure will make The Family look ever so lush. Combined with a great story, I see a wonderful future for this story and now is your chance to get involved from the start!
There is less than 2 days left on the IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for it. Vampire fans, you really need to check this out. I promise...there are no sparkles!! ;)
The Family is a proposed mini series focusing on a family of centuries old vampires who are each struggling in their own way to adapt to modern life, all the while a detective is investigating a string of murders which leads back to them. As the detective's investigation leads him closer to the family, they must decide how to act in order to protect themselves from the law.
The film focuses not only on what these characters are but who they are, and each character struggles in their own way. From loneliness and wishing for their humanity back so they can connect more with the world, to a passionate killer embracing the demon in him and becoming more detached from the from the family he created, and a young recently sired vampire who is still coming to terms with what it means to be undead.
Each character faces their own troubles but are brought together through their blood bond and the main theme of the show is that family never dies. This is also highlighted by the detective who puts his own family at risk while pursuing the murders.
The theme of family and the supernatural element means the best way to describe this show is a cross between The Sopranos and True Blood. As such there is some adult content and graphic violence.
The intention is to film one full episode using the achieved target and distribute the episode via vendors such as Distrify, in the hope of raising enough funds to film a second episode, and from there a full series of eight episodes.