Film: Feature Films

Octavia: 'Elegy for a Vampire (or Endless Shards of Jazz for a Brutal World)'

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New Poet Cinema/Outsider Art
Dennis-Leroy Kangalee, writer-dir.

Production Description

"Octavia:Elegy for a Vampire (or Endless Shards of Jazz for a Brutal World)," is an experimental film about a 150 year-old black vampire whose suicidal urges, a result of the apathy in the world, have prompted her to find someone who will help her die. Director states: "Part poem, rock opera, and Brechtian play -- this is not a traditional horror/vampire genre film as there is no exploitive nudity or violence. The horror is symbolic and representative of the world's spiritual paralysis. This is a cubistic portrait of a woman trying to come to terms with the perennial problems of racism, misogyny, apathy, and the startling lack of consciousness in the world. Throughout her spiritual journey, we see various chapters and aspects of her life as an activist, punk rocker, and cleaning woman. This film will be a meditation on colonization and lost love among the malaise of our times and will be highly experimental, formally, more akin to the work of Bill Gunn, Lars Von Trier, and Nicolas Roeg and will require extremely disciplined and intellectually adventurous participants."



Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Two day workshop in July 2014; Rehearsals 5 days in September, shoots Nov.1-Nov.20, 2014 in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $100/day; plus meals. SAG Ultra Low Budget Agreement.


Seeking submissions from: New York, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.

Audition Requirements

Be prepared to read from sides. You may be asked to sing a few bars from a rock/blues song of your choice.