About six months ago I was approached by a Indie film director who had read a short script mine. He wanted to film it, a five pager titled, â€œA Dread Of Red.â€ It's a horror comedy about a gal who's hooked up with a vampire that happens to have a severe phobia - of blood - and she's quite impatient to consummate their supernatural relationship, but her man is less than ready due to his dread, of red.
More than capable director, Kenneth Hurd heads the project. After watching a number of his films, I knew I had the right director to bring my script to life.
I asked him about some of the other films he's made, and what drew him to my script.
mostly comedy. There are horror elements in it, with the vampire andall, but it's
It was a month of pre-production script rewrites with my co-writer, Stan Tjaden and then after we were all satisfied with the changes, it went into production. Kenneth did some dealing to get the actors, locations, props, etc. Everyone involved is excited about this quirky little film - the filming itself was wrapped in 18 and half hours over two days. Next thing you know we're in post production.
Kenneth has sent me some stills I would like to post.
We hope to enter the film into a the Nevada City Film Festival, and some festivals in the Atlanta area this year (where Kenneth lives) along with the highly influential moviepoet.com annual film competition.
The story A Dread of Red, originally started as a drama, that I actually posted here on Gather about two years ago. It's still here under its original title, A Pyrophobic Reaction.
From the original drama, it transformed (with the help of Stan) into a 5 page comedy, and entered into a monthly challenge. The latest rewrite has been uploaded to moviepoet.com A Dread of Red/final draft. (If interested in reading it, you will need to sign up as a member - it's free.)
I'd like to give an added thanks to Chris Messineo for hosting moviepoet, and the monthly challenges. None of this would have happened without it. I have really learned a lot from the community there, elevated my craft, and broadened my writing horizons.