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.
Like Vampire Story on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/vampirestorymovie
Vampire Story, Dublin short film, cast and crew
Written and Directed by
Gary J Byrnes
Padraig Darmody and Gary J Byrnes
Director of Photography
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
Editor and Second Camera
Marcus P Campbell
Pyrotechnics & Effects Ltd
Marcus P Campbell
Hair and Make-up
Music – OST available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
written and performed by Damien Murphy
“What a Pain”
written and performed by Carol Keogh and The Wazp
“Season of the Wolf”
written and performed by The Wazp
written and performed by Carol Keogh
Suzanne Thompson Fahey
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
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:
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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