Photographer extraordinaire-turned-filmmaker ASHLEA WESSEL (Ink) has teamed up with award-winning director KEVIN BURKE (24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters) for a brand new project they’re describing as a “live-action horror/sci-fi short exploring North American colonial relations in a post-pandemic age. With Vampires.”
TICK is the name of their movie in the making, and it’s currently on Kickstarter with a goal of only $15K to ensure their post-apocalyptic vampire movie comes to life.
Read the full synopsis:
We dream of a time when equality reigns. When those who were in power and those who have been oppressed will stand on equal ground. But what happens on the road to that future, when an event occurs that turns the power balance on it’s head? What happens when those on top see their power, their numbers vanishing in the blink of an eye?
They do whatever it takes to stay on top.
Tick is a sci-fi/horror short that will take you through a fractured, post-pandemic society, after vampirism begins to appear in a small subset of the population. We follow one such girl, Nishiime, who lives in hiding from the organization who kidnapped and enslaved her family.
It’s a heartbreaking, blood-soaked, pulse pounding story of a young girl finding her strength in the face of shame, fear and adversity.