First published: 05th December 2011
Here's a press release about a new vampire short. The trailer looks a bit Tomb Raider:
International Award-Winning Vampire Short Bloodtraffick announces its Debut Asian Screening at Music & Arts Festival Clockenflap 2011
Hong Kong action short starring The Man with the Iron Fists’ Grace Huang
HONG KONG (December 5, 2011) – Basking in its recent wins for Best Short, Best Editing and Best Cinematography at the 2011 Salty Horror International Film Festival, Bloodtraffick continues to rule the film festival circuit. After garnering multiple awards abroad, the highly anticipated short Bloodtraffick will be screened on Asian soil for the first time at Hong Kong’s Music & Arts Festival Clockenflap 2011.
Shot in Hong Kong and starring rising Asia artiste Grace Huang – who won Best Actress for Bloodtraffick at the HollyShorts 2011 Film Festival in August – and directed by award-nominated American director Jennifer Thym, the short is currently being produced into a full length feature film with the same title.
Set in a war torn world with vampires pitted against angels, a human vigilante (Ava, played by Grace Huang) – on the hunt for her missing sisters – is lured into the den of a vampire where she faces both a formidable opponent and her darkest fears.
“Bloodtraffick is a kick-ass short that flawlessly combines an intense storyline of good versus evil with brutal action, breath-taking cinematography and an epic original soundtrack. Bloodtraffick gives audiences a unique taste of the dark, gritty side of Hong Kong cinema,” said Grace Huang, Lead Actress, Bloodtraffick. Director Jennifer Thym goes on to say, “This film represents the Hong Kong film industry’s untapped potential and further enhances the city’s reputation as a hotbed for original movie ideas and talent. We felt that Clockenflap was a perfect venue to offer the diverse grassroots creative community in Hong Kong a taste of the work that is being produced right here and is currently receiving International accolades.”
Bloodtraffick premiered at the world renowned Gen Con Indy 2011, followed by screenings at the HollyShorts 2011 Film Festival, the 12th San Diego Asian Film Festival and The 2011 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Clockenflap 2011 marks its debut screening on the same soil it was shot on.
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About Grace Huang:
A native of Sydney, Australia, and fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Grace Huang (黃芝琪) is a rising star in Asian cinema. Following Love in Space, a 2011 Hong Kong romantic comedy, Grace makes her Hollywood debut in the upcoming Hollywood feature film The Man with the Iron Fists (scheduled for release in 2012), directed by the RZA, and starring the RZA, Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.
About Jennifer Thym:
Jennifer is the founder of film production company RockGinger. She is the director of the groundbreaking fantasy web series LUMINA and the cross-cultural TV comedy series Mister French Taste.