Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guest Blog: Will Blesch

Hello fellow vampire fans!

First off, I want to say thank you to Taliesin for allowing me to address you all on his blog. Taliesin, you have my thanks.

Secondly, I'd like to introduce myself and the new independent vampire film project I'm working on. My name is Will Blesch, and I am an American/Israeli film producer, director, and writer.

Big deal! You say.

But, wait a second. Let me explain why this is significant?

There has never been an English language (or any language) vampire feature film made in Israel. Moreover, there has never been one that was designed specifically for an international audience.

We aim to change that.

Now, you may or may not care about Israel... but I am pretty sure you care about vampires. And one thing many people believe is that there are few new twists to the vampire mythos. There's not a lot of stuff that's truly innovative. Seriously, you've got the basics covered in practically every vampire novel or film since Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Vampires all drink blood, can't stand mirrors, garlic, crosses, holy water, and they can be killed by having their heads chopped off, having a wooden stake driven into their hearts or by chaining them outside as the sun rises.

Come on. There has to be more. Right? What if ALL the tales about vampires were simply... wrong? What if everything you thought you knew about them was just one way of looking at things? What if there were other tales? What if the true origins of vampires was really, and truly, more horrifying than you ever imagined?

We're planning on creating something through "Requiem for the Night" that takes on the "What if" questions asked above and we plan on answering them.

Now, we're raising some initial funds through, a great crowdfunding website. (If you don't know what crowdfunding is, you can check the term here)

I could go into a lot of depth on the wherefore and the why in this blog posting, but I won't bore you. Instead, I'll point you to our campaign home where you can learn more about the project and why we believe you should help us out... either through donating to the campaign... or simply by spreading its link around.

You can check out our efforts here.

Before you do though, there is some cool stuff that you should know. And, you are getting some of this news first. We've just added some new videos to our campaign, but there's more coming... and I'm sharing some news with you here that hasn't hit the campaign website yet.

So what's that news?

We have letters of interest from some prominent actors such as Ami Weinberg (Steven Spielberg’s “Munich”), Alon Dahan (“A Matter of Size”, and “The Syrian Bride”), Shlomit Mandel (German director, Maria Schrader's "Liebesleben") and Yinon Sapir (Adam Sandler’s “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan" ).

In terms of myself and my credentials, I am currently directing another documentary feature film produced by one of Israel's top producers: Mr. Ilan Moskovitch (worked with famous Israeli director, Amos Gitai on over 22 well-known films including Free-Zone with Natalie Portman and more).

Now, we're in talks with some other, higher profile actors than even these fine actors listed above. And, we're moving forward with product placement and a lot of other things that people who aren't filmmakers probably don't really care about but that are essential to getting fans the films they crave.

Bottom line is that we're on the hunt for fans like you. We want your to speak. Or... your hard-earned money and your support. We need it and we're asking for it. We want you to be a part of making history!

Come join us in creating a new, exciting, and never before done take on the vampire mythos. And remember, it's very easy to get in touch. We don't bite (hard). You can E-mail us at any time here: OverseerOfMinions AT gmail DOT com.

Oh! And, join our Facebook Page here.

Let’s give the vampire genre a kick in the ass and show the world that our blood suckers come from a place viewers have never been before.

One last thing before I go…check out Shlomit Mandel's message to fans regarding "Requiem for the Night" here.

-Will Blesch

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