Monday, 20 June 2011

Vampire Fever Has Hit SA Film




The vampire craze has come into the South African Afrikaans film industry. Bloedsuiers, is the first Afrikaans vampire thriller to hit the big screens, says Channel24.

Afrikaans singers Francois van Coke and Jack Parow will be debuting on the film. Hopefully they both have some acting talent, and aren’t just being used for their popularity.

The film is set in the time when Jan van Riebeeck arrived in Cape Town and then leaps forward into the present day. It supposedly mixes different genres together to make a truly South African film. I fear this will however contain the usual vampire film clich├ęs, hopefully I’m wrong.

The local rock music and culture is the dominant theme in throughout the film, hence the rockstar actors.
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It is also an interesting film, as it is crowd funded. Fans can contribute to the financing of the film on the Bloedsuiers website. This is certainly a different way to fund a film.

Do you think our fellow South Africans will be able to pull off a vampire film?\

Check out our interview with producer, Benjamin Cowley http://screenforum.blogspot.com/2011/05/bloedsuiers-interview.html

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