Actress Juliet Landau (Drusilla of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”) started a project with real teeth. Her Indiegogo campaign aims to make film history by producing a definitive vampire docu-series featuring narrative films directed and produced by Landau.
Landau ‘s project has garnered some superb celebrity attention and backing. Joss Whedon and Tim Burton both directed the actress in past projects, and they throw their support toward the exploration of the undead. Authors Anne Rice (“Interview With a Vampire” series) and Charlaine Harris (“The Southern Vampire” series which inspired “True Blood”) lend their expertise along with actors Gary Oldman (“Dracula”), William Defoe (“Shadow of the Vampire”), Ron Perlman (“Blade II” and “Cronos”), Nathan Fillion (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dracula 2000”), Lance Henrikson (“Near Dark”) and director David Slade (“Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “30 Days of Night”).
The series hopes to explore mankind’s underlying need for vampires and how they metaphorically represent aspects of ourselves. Themes such as loss, death, violence, addiction, sex, obsession, ostracism, and the dark side of man’s natures will be examined during the six proposed episodes.
Originally, Landau hoped “A Place Among the Undead” would produce a feature film, but enthusiasm for the project caused her to expand it to its current planned six-part anthological docu-series. Thus far, the Indiegogo campaign (http://igg.me/attheundead) has raised $165,741 USD to date, but every project could use an influx of fresh blood. Intriguing premiums from t-shirts, original art by Kyle Shold, and voice messages by Ms. Landau herself are available for modest to extravagant contributions.