Friday, September 5, 2014
Nothing gives me greater cinematic pleasure than watching an expertly crafted short film. 'Bloodtraffick' is a 10 minute cinematic blast of vampire vs hunter theater of the highest order. The adorable Grace Huang as Ava Chen is a vampire hunter, in her case a special angel, sent to eradicate the vampires and restore peace to the planet.
'Bloodtraffick' is expertly shot on the RED cam, and the cool opening sequence of Ava collecting her ammo and standing on a rooftop over looking the city has a super hero look to it. Grace embodies the Ava character with cat like reflexes, sinewy and stealthy, moving from scene to scene. Ava is equipped with two guns 'Tombraider' style, and also has a silver stake, you know for the vampires!
She soon tracks down Fin Rose (Kirt Kishita), because he is responsible for many of the "angels'" deaths.One of the rooms of his lair is full of wings and another room is full of body parts. Ava learns that both her sisters were his victims and one many have gotten away.
Without giving away the rest of the 'Bloodtraffick', I will say it is full of action and intrigue. Actually writer/director Jennifer Thym tells an open ended story that actually would work well as a TV Series or possibly a feature film. By emphasizing the mood and story, and keeping just the two characters in the film, Thym has allowed the viewer an intrinsic curiosity to imagine a vivid world where dozens of the angels exist and are tracking down the vampires in a similar fashion.
'Bloodtraffick' has the repeat watch-ability factor, and is has played at many film festivals. I cannot wait to see more from Jennifer Thym and hope that there is a financial backer soon on a Bloodtraffick' series! 'Bloodtraffick' rates an 8 out of 10, a must watch.
For more information on the film go to the following sites:
Official RockGinger (Jennifer Thym's production company) homepage: http://rockginger.com/
Grace Huang Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegracehuang
The film is available for watching on Indieflix @ https://indieflix.com/indie-films/bloodtraffick-34458/
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Greetings Dan's Movie Report readers, the short film 'Black Salt' has finished principal photography. Dangerously sexy screen siren Michelle Lee, a.k.a. 'Horse Ripper' says she is a bit tired from the grueling shoot, but could not be happier about mixing it up with the boys. Michelle provides these exclusive photos for Dan's Movie Report!
Black Salt is an dynamic concept in short film, with an innovative campaign to film and ultimately distribute the movie completely independently, through Distrify. Additionally, the 40,000 Facebook likes is quite impressive for any indie film, prior to commencing principal photography, especially a short film. Check out the official Facebook page for Black Salt @ https://www.facebook.com/blacksaltthemovie For the official website, slice your browsers to http://www.blacksaltfilm.com/
Watch for more exclusives from 'Black Salt' in the coming months on Dan's Movie Report, until then check out Michelle Lee's exclusive interview @ http://dansmoviereport.blogspot.com/2013/09/michelle-lee-interview-exclusive-mortal.html