Suck it, recession: Homegrown vampire flick gets picked up by Alliance
Our Canadian ego is swelling after news that the first TIFF film to sell its distribution rights is homegrown. Capri Vision Inc.’s Suck (watch the trailer above), directed by musician and actor Rob Stefaniuk, has been picked up by Alliance Films.
Noah Segal, Executive Vice President of Alliance Films, says that the success of other vampire movies “absolutely” played a part in their decision to acquire Suck. “The movie hits the genre right on the head of the nail…Or I guess I should say stake,” he says. “It’s in fashion to be a bloodsucker.” Segal had known the film for some time, having worked with Rob Stefaniuk five years ago during Segal’s producer days. “Rob’s a real pleasure…It takes real talent to write, act, and play and write music for a film.”
The film takes the ever-so-popular vampire theme and applies it to an unsuccessful rock band in search of stardom. When the group’s bass player (Jessica Paré) disappears with a vampire (expect sexy results), she returns with an animalistic sensuality that delights fans, convincing the rest of the band to trade their souls for fame. Look for cameos by musical bigwigs like Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins and Moby.
Suck’s world premiere after party is this Friday at the Phoenix, though we think goth mainstay Funhaus might have been a more apropos location. We plan to borrow our younger sister’s Twilight series before attending so we can wistfully think of a pale, sparkly Edward rushing in to save us after we’ve had one too many cocktails.