'Disregard the Vampire: A Documentary' is about the attempt at making a narrative, indie film. The narrative began as a character study of a vampire, his protégé, and their two latest victims – and their own introspection. Throw the four together in an old mansion awaiting a dinner party provided by the mysterious host, and sensual – haunting – activities ensue. Recording artist and poet Scorpio plays Cryptorr – a tortured, troubled vampire with a creative past in this retro-inspired, dark film.
This live-action narrative has since taken on a new outlook as a documentary; nightly re-writes, change of sets and crew each day, led to a film that wouldn’t fit together as initially intended. The documentary grew out of the idea to use the great footage and share the work of the cast and crew, but to tell a new story – the story of making an independent film. The documentary will feature interviews with intercut footage from the original film, and is set to be completed by 2017.
Writer & Director - Mike Messier
Director of Photography - Chris Hunter
Editor of Preview - Eileen Slavin
Editors of full documentary - Eileen Slavin and Tim Labonte
Cast: Scorpio, Jose Guns Alves, Geena Matuson, Anna Rizzo
See more online at mikemessier.com/projects/disregard-the-vampire-documentary