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Paul Sorin DamianBy Paul Sorin Damian
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Paul Sorin DamianBy Paul Sorin Damian
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About

If you have seen and liked: "What We Do in the Shadows", "Spinal Tap" or "Zelig" (by Woody Allen) you will love this project too. A crazy fun, sarcastic and witty docucomedy about Vampires and their interaction with humans and modern society.

Dracula is not dead follows the adventures of Shirley and Dean, two investigative journalists, who set out on a journey to find Dracula and his brother Radu. 

They search for answers to the questions surrounding his death. Interview the most prominent figures in the vampire world and historians with many unrevealed secrets.

The journey will test their investigative skills, challenge their bond of friendship and take them to the doorstep of a living Vampire. The scoop of their lifetime if only they can live to tell the story.

Transylvania is a land of myth and legend. With secrets known by few never to be revealed.

Shirley and Dean will go on a quest to find Dracula and bring him into the light. Not actual daylight but in the spotlight.

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Our film posters

Please tell us which one you like the most and we will send you a free Hi Res pdf file of it for you to use as you like.

Film Poster 1
Film Poster 1

 

Film Poster #2
Film Poster #2

 

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Film Poster #3

 

Cast

Connor Catchpole as Dean
Connor Catchpole as Dean

Connor Catchpole is playing DEAN in 'Dracula is not Dead'. Connor's professional career started in 2007 when he was cast as series regular 'Pearly' in BBC's adaptation of 'Oliver Twist' alongside Tom Hardy and Timothy Spall. Since then he has been seen in a number of high-profile TV shows, such as, 'The Bill', 'Silent Witness' and 'Casualty'. He has recently filmed regular role 'Patrick Lewis' in tv series 'Deep Cuts' alongside Eva Pope and Steven Waddington, and more recently filmed as 'Rick' in pilot comedy series 'Rick & Rat go to Thailand.'

Liz McMullen as Shirley
Liz McMullen as Shirley

Liz is best known for her voice over work which includes: Guitar Hero Live, MTV European Music awards count down, Playboy Fragrances-Play It Rock, Viber, Bosch, Cisco, IP Dynamics, and most recently all 7 voices for a new Children’s app due to release in 2017. She trained at Mount Royal University in Canada and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England. Selected London theatre credits include: Two Headed-MyLovely Productions at Rose Bankside theatre, Much Ado About Nothing-GrassRoots Shakespeare at The Dell RSC, and Bare Essentials-Encompass Theatre at Take Courage Theatre. Selected film credits include: Food for Thought (short), Perfect Break, Teeth (short), Cupid (short), Heritage (short). Liz has also trained with Monkey Toast in long form Improvisation and performs regularly with MultiVerse Musical improv troupe around London. 

Crew 

Director - Paul Sorin Damian

Paul Sorin Damian
Paul Sorin Damian

 

 Paul is an accomplished director working at the top level of video content creation in London and throughout Europe. From sports to fashion, documentary to commercial he has experience in delivering projects across multiple platforms and different genres. Has directed for global brands such as: Nike, Burberry, Aston Martin, Dunhill, Mazda, Samsung, Hugo Boss, Oasis, H&M, Barclays, Farfetch, Jaguar, Renault, Skype, YouTube and world class broadcasters such as: BBC, CNN, Channel4, ITV, Discovery, MTV, Nickelodeon. In his 10 years of working in the industry he has created compelling visuals and written amazing inspirational stories. Reached audiences, engaged with them and delivered beautiful content. 

Director of Photography - Joan Borderas

Joan Bordera - Director of Photography
Joan Bordera - Director of Photography

 

Joan is a freelance Director of Photography, Camera Operator and co-funder of the production company Olifant Films Ltd based in London. Having been trained on the cinema school ESCAC by the hand of directors of photography as Eduard Grau, Xavi Giménez or Tomàs Pladevall, he started his career in London as a DoP of commercials and fiction. He had the chance to try so many styles and different technics on many different projects and he has developed a fresh and stylish eye for the cinematography. He is passionate and enthusiastic of the photography and makes him investigate and be aware of all the new technics and technologies on the market. He has work for brands like Unilever, Marks & Spencer, Barclays, UBS, Yumi, Royal Canin, Ideas Britain, Lyca Mobile, Swarovsky, Pinterest, Sainsbrury, etc. and actors and actress like Carice van Houten, Tim McInnerny, Gilbert Gottfried, James Buckley, MyAnna Buring, Jimmy Carr, Neil Stuke, etc.

Locations

 1.Transylvania 

Bran Castle - The Home of Dracula
Bran Castle - The Home of Dracula

 

Hunyad Castle - Dracula's prison
Hunyad Castle - Dracula's prison

 

Hoia-Baicu forest - Haunted forest in Transylvania
Hoia-Baicu forest - Haunted forest in Transylvania

 2. London

London Highgate cemetery
London Highgate cemetery

 

London's Post Office Railway - Haunted Tunnels
London's Post Office Railway - Haunted Tunnels

 

Risks and challenges

Our challenge is to create a film that blends comedy and documentary style storytelling in a masterful way.

To respectfully follow in the footsteps of What We Do in the Shadows, Spinal Tap & Zelig and produce an amazing piece of "investigative journalism" in a mockumentary format.

Technically we have no obstacles. Our amazing cast and experienced crew fuelled by passion have the experience to deliver an amazing film.

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    + 4 invitations to the film premiere in London (transport not included)
    + FREE entry tickets for you and one friend to Dracula's Castle (these will come in very handy when you happen to be in Transylvania)
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