Short film, comedy, composer of original score
In this short comedy, a man visits his doctor to discuss the results from his medical exam. He is run down and exhausted all the time, in short, he is anemic. Suddenly the doctor's office walls moves aside and the man bursts into a vibrant yet ominous show tune! He laments his condition, which is caused by a lack of iron. As the short song unfolds we learn that he is, in fact, a vampire, and yet he has an embarrassing secret - he doesn't like the taste of blood!
The centerpiece of this three minute comedy short is the broadway-like paen that our vampire sings so passionately, written and arranged by Grant Maloy Smith. A great performance by actor Bobby Sylvia brings the character to life, or death, as the case may be!
❝This was a great challenge and lots of fun. The assignment: write a show tune that a guy will jump up and sing out of the blue, as if on stage. In the lyrics we will learn that he is a vampire and yet he doesn't like the taste of blood -- so it's affecting his health and spirit. And make it funny, they said. Hmmm. OK, I thought about that for a few days, and came up with the basic musical theme, then made a two minute orchestration from it. I wrote the words in about an hour, and sang it using my best Boris and Natashia slavic accent. I hope you enjoy this campy send-up.❞
Bobby Sylvia, The Vampire
Dawn Radican, Director/Writer (dialogue)
Grant Maloy Smith, Composer of music and lyrics
Josh & Lance Reno, Camera operators
Adam, Matt, Set design/props
Sean Carroll, Lighting/Location sound
Steve Marra, Alexia Set builders
Allison Goldman, Locations