Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula
Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula is an ambitious, unique action-horror film that promises much and delivers more.
The pre-production phase began in early 2007 and was daunting to say the least. After spending months scouting period appropriate locations as well as tracking down clothing, cars, and weapons manufactured in 1933 we realized why more independent filmmakers don't make period pieces. 1933 was a loooong time ago.
Through hard work and determination we persevered and found everything we needed. So in July of 2007 the cast and crew of Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula descended upon the town of St. Joseph, Missouri like a swarm of HD-camera toting, fedora wearing locusts. And the town welcomed us with open arms. Famously film-friendly cities would have to work awfully hard to match the hospitality afforded us in St. Joe.
Our arrangements with the fine folks there included access to several historic mansions (both for filming and for providing our actors with lodging) and a partnership with the local university that allowed our crew to bunk at the dorms. Furthermore, we received a tremendous amount of positive coverage from the local media while were on location.
The friendly surroundings were a great comfort to the cast and crew who faced long days of shooting in temperatures that rarely dropped below the triple digits. And for every beautiful mansion and estate that we filmed at, there was a dusty cellar or tick-covered tobacco field awaiting us in the next scene.
But what really kept morale high during all the days of hard work was that our tight-knit group could tell that their individual efforts were having an impact on the production. And that together we were making a remarkable movie.
The dedication of everyone involved became evident when we noticed exhausted crew members passing up the opportunity for much needed sleep to hang around and watch an elaborate crane-shot being filmed. Or put off a trip to the emergency room (NOT ADVISED!) until a particularly complex steady-cam shot was complete.
As exciting as the shoot was, the end product is even more-so. Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula is a truly unique film that will shock, excite and thrill audiences.
Alas there is no planned release date and no festival screenings scheduled in the near future.