Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vampire Mob Series Premiere

Vampire Mob, an original web comic series, premieres June 30 on VampireMob.com. The show stars Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds, Marcia Wallace of The Simpsons, and Chris Mulkey of Boardwalk Empire. Wallace plays the mother in law, Reamy Hall, the wife, Mulkey the owner of Marty Five’s Castle & New Life Organic Dispensary, and John Colella the hitman husband in this vampire family drama, each character going through a bit of a crisis. Colella will also be appearing in the upcoming Sebastian Guitierrez film, Girl Walks in to a Bar. The film also stars Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Danny Devito, Zachary Quinto, and Reamy Hall. Elizabeth Beckwith (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Andrea Cansler (The Groundlings Sunday Company), Jim Roof (The Swear Police), and Cris D’Annunzio (As the World Turns) also appear in Vampire Mob.

Vampire Mob centers around a hitman turned vampire, Don Grigioni, who finds out his undead mother-in-law is moving in…for everlasting torment. His choice to become a vampire wasn’t the sexual allure, power hunger, or even eternal life. It was simply, “a good fit” as it suited his night life habits of crime. He planned on leaving his loved ones out of it, particularly his wife, Annie. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) for her, he “got hungry”. Annie was the closest meal after all. Annie couldn’t watch her mother age, fearing watching her die and knowing her and her husband never would. So she bit her to give her eternal health and youth, which was news to Don. Now Annie’s mom needs a place to hide out and she could use a few pointers on where to find a good drink. As Don sees it, this is the worst time to be babysitting and “grocery shopping” for his mother-in-law as business hasn’t been too good.

Award-winning filmmaker and comedian, Joe Wilson, writes and directs the web series. Wilson was working as a private investigator when he got the idea for the show during a current investigation he was working on. His previous industry inspired work, a short film entitled “The Swear Police” won best short under five minutes at the 2009 LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

Vampire Mob’s first season will consist of 6 episodes on a view count-basis. Each episode will be posted once the previous episode reaches the required amount of views. Updates will be sent to viewers through the show’s Twitter http://www/twitter.com/VampireMob) and Facebook (http://www/facebook.com/group.php?grid=370100209495).

The series premiere screening will take place on June 27 at the Ruskin Group Theatre (3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405). Elizabeth Beckwith, Betsy Salkind, and Marray Valeriano will be performing. Cast members, John Colella, Reamy Hall, Marcia Wallace, Kirsten Vangsness, Chris Mulkey, Jim Roof, Andrea Cansler, Cris D’Annunzio, and Elizabeth Beckwith will be in attendance.

For those that can’t attend in person, a password protected online premiere will occur that same day, before the official launch date.