Vampire kiss for you: shocking, free short film, soundtrack, ebook

Be the pebble, make some ripples

I had the idea for Vampire Story a couple of years back, to tie Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, in with modern vampires living in Stoker’s hometown of Dublin. I didn’t realise how big the project would become. Making a film, even a short one, is a piece of work. Dozens of talented people, location permits, equipment hire, the weather, the script – all these have to come together at the right time for magic to even stand a chance of happening. But the magic did happen and we have a vampire’s kiss available now for all the world to see, for free.

I figured that a story about a novelist needed to be expressed in its book form also, so I wrote Vampire Story the digital book, taking the freedom of writing as an excuse to push back the boundaries of the story, create some new worlds within the world that was captured so well by deluxe Canon 5D cameras with special glass.


Then I contacted the musical geniuses who made the movie soundtrack, Carol Keogh and Aidan Casserly, and asked if we could release the Vampire Story music to the people of the world to enjoy as their own, personal soundtrack to life. They said Yes! and, within days, the original soundtrack was available globally.

This vampire kiss is free for you now

Vampire Story is now full-spectrum entertainment, and all for free (except on Amazon – they don’t do free). So go and enjoy it, have a Happy Halloween, and spread the vampire love…

Experience Vampire Story on YouTube now.

Experience Vampire Story with French subtitles on YouTube now.

Download the ebook from Smashwords in any digital format.

Download the ebook from Apple Books.

Listen to the OST, for free, on BandCamp.
Please share widely – the perfect soundtrack to life. Even if you live forever…

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Vampire Story, Dublin short film, cast and crew

Written and Directed by
Gary J Byrnes

Produced by
Padraig Darmody and Gary J Byrnes

Director of Photography
Mark Downey

Philip English as The Writer
Jessie Doyle as The Woman
Damien Murphy as The Singer
Wayne Fahey as The Bank Manager
Wendell Marinho as The Vampire Hunter
Bernadette Byrnes as The Vampire Hunter
Jenny Doyle as The Vampire Hunter
Tara Fahey as The Vampire Hunter
Matt Houlihan as The Slaughterman
Kieran Woodfull as The Victim
Eden Byrnes as The Captive Child
Molly Doyle as The Captive Child
Gary J Byrnes as The Bank Worker

Production Designer
Padraig Darmody

Editor and Second Camera
Marcus P Campbell

Creative Consultant
Joel Conroy

Special Effects
Pyrotechnics & Effects Ltd

Set Design
Matt Houlihan

Set Production
Matt Houlihan
Kieran Woodfull

Sound Recording
Marcus P Campbell

Hair and Make-up
Bernadette Byrnes
Frances Murphy

Music – OST available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

“Grind Decay”
written and performed by Damien Murphy

“Killer Heels”
“What a Pain”
written and performed by Carol Keogh and The Wazp

“Sunburn (instrumental)”
“Season of the Wolf”
“The Bite”
“Industrial Horror”
written and performed by The Wazp

“Longing Distance”
written and performed by Carol Keogh

Title Design
Joel Conroy

Suzanne Thompson Fahey
Jenny Doyle
Jessie Doyle

Sun Video
Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams

The Producers Wish to Thank
The Shelbourne Hotel
The Sugar Club
Alan Hanna’s Bookshop
Rage Records, Fade Street
Dublin City Council
Catherine Lyons
Mary Meaney
Elton Mullally
Tara Byrnes
Luke Doyle

Filmed in Dublin, Ireland

Copyright © Gary J Byrnes, 2013

Vampire’s Kiss cocktail recipe

You’d expect a vampire kiss to involve a lot of blood, and that’s the idea with this Martini-style drink. If you don’t have anything, hi Grenadine, looking at you, just make it up with vodka. Enjoy a vampire kiss cocktail next time you feel the urge to drink human blood, it’s much more fun!

One measure each of:



Raspberry liqueur.

Cranberry juice.


Stirred, not shaken, serve over ice, add anything red to garnish, like a cherry on a cocktail stick, with an olive, of course, any colour. Are there red olives? Good question.

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Gary J Byrnes

By Gary J Byrnes

Gary J Byrnes is a bestselling thriller writer by night and a tech marketing guy by day. Extensive international experience in software startups, SMEs and multinationals. Find on LinkedIn. Has researched hemp, climate change for over twenty years. Writer, blogger, parent, animal lover. 2022 is about building a new business model to enable mass planting of hemp through easy carbon offsetting at