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A hilarious, indie-made, vampire comedy. With Gary Cole (Office Space, Pineapple Express) and Julie Gonzalo (Dodgeball, Dallas).

Vamp U  is an independently-produced, award winning, feature-length Vampire film, packed with hot sorority girls, frat boys, blood, laughs and that guy from "Office Space". Did we mention sexy vampire girls? Lots of sexy vampire girls. It's a vampire movie like you've never seen before.

Also, the film has already been shot and edited, and we're only looking for additional funding to finish post-production sound and music, so this is not some pie-in-the-sky dream. Our trailer is actual footage and effects from the film, so you can get a good gauge of the quality. From the rough versions of the film we won Best Horror Film at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, and we appeared in several other festivals including the Chicago Comedy Film Festival and we won several awards at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.  Imagine what we can do when we actually get the funding to finish the film properly!

The Story  follows Wayne Gretzky (no relation), a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky, the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history--who better? Attempting to regain his full power, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine (Gary Cole). Nothing works until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller (Julie Gonzalo). She's a dead ringer for Mary and she makes Wayne's teeth long and hard. They have a lurid affair, and the rumors fly around the campus. But it all sours when he turns Chris into a vampire and her newfound bloodlust spins out of control in a bloody rampage, making the rumors a little too real.

The Cast:

Adam Johnson (Prof. Wayne Gretzky) - a rising star, Adam has starred in a number of films, including Orcs!, and the upcoming Dragon Warriors with James Marsters.

Gary Cole (Dr. Levine) - A very recognized and beloved actor who has appeared all over TV and movies in hits such as Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights, Entourage and the cult classic, Office Space.

Julie Gonzalo (Chris Keller) - a beautiful actress known for many film and TV titles such as, Dodgeball, A Cinderella Story, and Eli Stone. She is currently starring on the TV reboot of the classic series, Dallas.

Alexis Knapp (Samatha) a beautiful young actress who was recently the sexy female lead in the recent theatrical success, Project X.

Maclain Nelson (Fred) - has appeared in several films alongside Adam Johnson, Orcs! and the upcoming Dragon Warriors with James Marsters.

Matt Mattson (Tom) - hilariously talented up and comer, Matt has appeared in several films including the award winning independent film, Unicorn City.

Bart Johnson (Ted Keller) - A great actor know for many film and TV titles including, The Client List and the hunky dad in the High School Musical trilogy.

The film also includes the amazing talent of  Jake Van Wagoner, Frankie Levangie, Clare Niederpruem and Renny Grames

How Kickstarter works: People pledge an amount and choose a reward. At the end of our 30-day Kickstarter campaign, if the combined total of all pledges for our project meets our $15,000 goal, then the credit cards of those who pledge are charged and we receive the funds to finish our film. If we don't meet our goal, then the money is not withdrawn from your account and no rewards are provided :(. If we exceed our $15,000 goal then the extra funds will be used to make the movie even better - so keep pledging! All funds raised are used directly in the finishing of our film.

Our Rewards: We're not looking for charity, we're looking for an alternate sales venue - that's why our rewards reflect fair market value. Don't think of it as a donation, think of it as a pre-purchase. If you want to see this film, buy it now through Kickstarter - you'll probably get a better deal from us than from whatever retailer ends up selling it in your country, and you'll help make our film better!

The Filmmakers: We're a small group of independent filmmakers who love making movies, and have been at it for about a decade. It's our full-time job, and every film we have made has received worldwide distribution. We do pretty much everything ourselves, from conception to financing to production to securing distribution. Click on a name to see our IMDB profiles:

Producers:  Saad Al-Enezi, Brad Johnson, T.R. Gourley, Brinton Bryan, Kynan Griffin, Luke Johnson

Writer/Directors:  Matt Jespersen and Maclain Nelson

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    STD (Sigma Tau Delta) Fraternity membership card - makes you one of the many STD's from Vamp U. This fraternity will have your back especially if you are attacked by the sexy "Kappa O" vampires, unless you are down with it.

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    Kappa O Sorority Membership Card - makes you a part of the hottest Sorority from Vamp U. This card will get you into all the hottest parties and ensure that your membership will go on beyond the grave. Membership guarantees you will never pay for another "drink" throughout all immortality.

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    Digital Download of original music from the soundtrack of the film. With music by Sam Means (the Format) and Rob Elliott. Also including songs "Wasn't Quite Myself" and "Chris, the Poor Man's Mary" as performed by Lead Actor, Adam Johnson. And Fraternity/Sorority Membership of your choice.

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    Wooden Stake Movie Prop* - Official vampire killing "ash" stakes as used in the film. Signed by Directors, Matt Jespersen and Maclain Nelson. Limited amount available, only 50 were made. Also comes with fraternity/sorority membership of your choice. *We are not responsible in any way for what you do with the stakes.(International buyers please add $5 shipping)

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    The ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE - An exclusive Kickstarter Supporters Edition DVD signed by directors Matt Jespersen and Maclain Nelson and members of the cast, a signed 11x17 inch poster, a signed copy of the original screenplay by the writers, Matt Jespersen and Maclain Nelson, digital download of soundtrack original music, Fraternity/Sorority membership of your choice. AND the official fraternity T-shirt, "STD's Gonna give you the Disease" or the Official "Kappa O's Are the biggest HO's" Sorority T-shirt as appears in the film.(International buyers please add $10 shipping)

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    The BLU-RAY ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE - An exclusive Kickstarter Supporters Edition BLU-RAY DVD signed by directors Matt Jespersen and Maclain Nelson and members of the cast, a signed 11x17 inch poster, a signed copy of the original screenplay by the writers, Matt Jespersen and Maclain Nelson, digital download of soundtrack original music, Fraternity/Sorority membership of your choice. AND the official fraternity T-shirt, "STD's Gonna give you the Disease" or the Official "Kappa O's Are the biggest HO's" Sorority T-shirt as appears in the film.(International buyers please add $10 shipping)

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    VAMPIRE HUNTER - Actors Adam Johnson and Matt Mattson will record an original song to praise your name as a Vampire Hunter. Your name will appear as a SPECIAL THANKS in the movie. Plus the ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE stated above (International buyers please add $10 shipping)

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    SEXY VAMPRESS - Actors Matt Mattson and Adam Johnson will also record a personalized original song to praise your legendary beauty and inherent the danger of a Kappa O Vampress! Plus the ULTIMATE FAN PACKAGE stated above (International buyers please add $10 shipping)

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    The SPECIAL - A one hour Skype meeting (or in person, if you happen to be in the Los Angeles, CA or Salt Lake City, UT areas) with the Directors, available cast and/or producers to discuss any aspect of this project. Your name will appear in the credits as a SPECIAL THANKS. Includes the Ultimate Fan Package

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    The EXECUTIVE - See your name in the film's credits and on IMDB as an "Executive Producer". Producer Brad Johnson will fly to your home, shake your hand and present a special screening for you in your home or at a venue of your choice. Includes the Ultimate Fan Package, 12 tickets to the premier (transportation not provided) and a one-hour Skype meeting with the Producers and directos to discuss all aspects of the production of this picture. (In-person meeting available - location dependent).

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