SHADES OF BLOOD

By Vitaly SUMIN

VM PRODUCTIONS-US - as PROD / FIN

Erotic - Development 2020

Horror-romance. An offbeat reworking of "Shades of Day"( http://www.shadesofday.com), which is itself an off-beat contemporary version of "White Nights" (as befits a Dostoyevsky-inspired project, the plot ever-thickens).

BRIAN, a young scientist working on artificial blood research, becomes a vampire. He develops a formula that transforms his victims into human bombs – programmed to explode. Brian sells his invention to the Mafia. One day he’s ordered to bite KATHY, a girl with whom he’s in love.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Erotic, Thriller, Horror
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Vitaly SUMIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Vitaly SUMIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Vitaly SUMIN (VM Productions-US), Ann BERGSTEDT (VM Productions-US)
    • Synopsis
    • DAN, (27) an aspiring, unsuccessful writer, lives an isolated life in his humble downtown Los Angeles’ apartment. One day his life changes drastically when the beautiful KATHY (22) desperately knocks on his door, seeking refuge, saying that she is chased by vampires. Although skeptical to her story at first, Dan feels an instant attraction to the girl, and lets her in. He later learns that Kathy’s fiancé BRIAN (28), a doctoral student at MIT, is one of the leaders of a vampire sect, where a struggle is taking place. Brian’s faction wants to use their special powers as vampires to recreate a paradise on earth for all humans and animals, and rid humanity of the fear of death. The other faction, lead by infiltrating terrorists, wants to use the powers for their own business-related purposes, which could destroy at least a part of humanity.

      Brian works on the development of a love potion using the vampire fluids as a base. Consumed by lovers, the magical drink is supposed to bind them for an eternity. Kathy and Brian tested the Potion together as a part of Kathy’s initiation to the sect. The experiment seemed to work, at least during the first days!..

      Soon after that, the terrorists inject Brian with a bad mixture. From now on, his hunger for fresh human blood turns his victims into exploding bombs. When Brian is ordered to bite Kathy, he begs her to run away from the sect. Brian promises Kathy he will develop an antidote to the explosive additives. During this time he and Kathy are separated. Their plan is to meet and get married as soon as Brian succeeds in finding an antidote.

      In the meantime, Kathy, herself an aspiring vampire moves in with Dan, who gradually falls in love with her. Kathy, though, is bound to Brian through a Love Potion. As this unfolds, both Dan and Kathy, in their hunt for immortality, become vampires. By this time Brian falls into a deep, sleepy coma. Kathy and Dan therefore have no choice but to continue the research on their own. The situation is complicated by the fact that, being vampires, they continuously need to feed themselves with blood from new, innocent victims, and are therefore forced into a killing spree. This exploration also leads them to put their own relationship to a test, including an unsuccessful attempt by Kathy to love Dan instead of Brian. As the desired research results seem to be non existent, and the story draws to a close, the desperation abounds: would they be able to save Brian’s life or will he die and humanity be without salvation?

      When this tale comes to an end, some sacrifices will need to be made, and it will mean defeat and return to status quo for some, and hope of a new beginning for the others.




    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 05, 2020
    • End of shooting
    • Nov 10, 2021