Release date: 2009
Short films are an art-form in themselves and amongst the highlights of the 2010 Bram Stoker Film Festival were the vampire shorts. Charmante Mira, or Lovely Mira, was one of these. Beautifully shot it masterfully balanced touching, fantastical and comedic.
It begins with a skyscraper, the camera rises up the mirror like glass until we reach the top and move inside. We see two business men and they berate Diego (Franck Victor), who has his back to us. They tell him his business practices are old fashioned and offensive, that he risks alienating the clients. He quietly tells them otherwise and a change comes over them. They agree. Diego has clearly used eye mojo on them.
|Amélie with bite marks|
|feeding from a baby's bottle|
|good intentions fall aside|
|a vampire's dinner party|
The best news is that Franck Victor is working on a feature length version of the story – something to truly anticipate. 7.5 out of 10. At the time of review the short does not have an imdb page.