Summer of Blood

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World Premiere

USA | 86 MINUTES

SUMMER OF BLOOD

Horror, Comedy, New York, NY Director(s)
Brooklyn writer-director Onur Tukel stars in this black comedy about relationships, attraction, commitment, and the true meaning of ‘eternity.’ Eric, a misanthropic, emotionally-stunted New Yorker, finds himself on the brink of a premature mid-life crisis when he rejects his career-woman girlfriend's marriage proposal. Stuck at a dead-end job with no allure in the dating pool and even less in bed, Eric has all reason to lose hope. But that all changes one fateful night when he runs into a vampire in an alleyway. The next day, Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in an excruciating pain that can only be subdued by one thing: blood.

With self-effacing humor and biting wit, Tukel pokes fun at the frustrating nuances of humanity that perpetuate even when we’re no longer human. Featuring Anna Margaret Hollyman and Alex Karpovsky, and a few vampire threesomes for good measure.

-Mallory Lance

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Onur Tukel

Onur Tukel is a filmmaker, writer/illustrator, and occasional actor. He co-starred in Michael Tully's feature film, Septien, for which Tukel also created 65 pastel and ink drawings that were exhibited at the Pennington Gallery in New York in 2011. He co-starred in Alex Karpovsky's first feature film Red Flag, and recently wrote and directed the feature film, Richard’s Wedding, which The Wall Street Journal proclaimed, "sets a new standard for laughs-per-minute in a micro-budget comedy." Onur’s second children’s book, Rainstack!, was published by Two Lions in 2013.
Director
Onur Tukel
Screenwriter
Onur Tukel
Producer
Melodie Sisk, Matt Grady, Clifford McCurdy, Max Heller
Editor
Onur Tukel
Cinematographer
Jason Banker
Executive Producer
Clifford McCurdy
Cast
Anna Margaret Hollyman, Dakota Goldhor, Onur Tukel, Dustin Guy, Melodie Sisk, Jason Selvig

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Tiffany Malloy
Sunshine Sachs
New York, 10013
Phone: 201 925 1122
malloy@sunshinesachs.com
US Sales Contact
Nate Bolotin
XYZ Films
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: 310 956 1554
nate@xyzfilms.com
Print Source
Onur Tukel
Factory 25 Films
Brooklyn , 11221
Phone: 980 428 3118
otukel@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Jan Naszewski
New Europe Film Sales
Warsaw, 00-718
Phone: +48 600 173 205
jan@neweuropefilmsales.com