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Vampire Film Green-lit for South Australia

26 April 2017

Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation announced today that production funding has been granted for In The Blood, a high-concept vampire film to shoot in late 2017.

Produced by Trevor Blainey (Noise, Cut Snake) and written by the multi-award winning short film writer/director Nigel Karikari, In The Blood is at it’s core a story of family, both of blood and clan, about a mother’s redemption and the coming of age transformation of the son she once abandoned.

Selina, a lethal self-serving vampire, returns to a remote farmstead to destroy the last vestiges of her own troubling humanity, her long abandoned now teenage human son. Unable to go through with it and pursued by a ruthless band of hunters she finds herself on the run with him, forced to make choices that will put her on a bloody journey back to her own humanity and ultimately her own redemption.

Directing duties will be taken on by first time feature filmmaker Victoria Cocks, who wrote and directed the internet cult hit series Wastelander Panda.

In The Blood will commence pre-production in August 2017 with delivery in mid-2018.

Produced by Retro Active Films with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the SAFC.  Distribution in Australia and New Zealand will be by Umbrella with international sales being handled by Embankment.

Read the full media release here.

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