The feature film “Evergreen Is the Blood” from Polestar Studios will be shot in western Pennsylvania from July 10 through July 20, 2020. The screenplay is written by award-winning filmmaker John Reign and William Long. Reign will direct and star, and the director of photography is Tom Stoops. Dawna Lee Heising (“Finding Purpose: The Road to Redemption”, “Bad President”) is Countess Ivory Dragnea, the Queen of the Vampires, and Reign (“Finding Purpose”, “Finding Purpose: Road to Redemption”) is John Wolf. The legendary Aki Aleong (“Braddock: Missing in Action”, “Finding Purpose: The Road to Redemption”) is Khunbish Uldin (Not Human), and Carl Bailey (“The Pineville Heist”, “Blood Woods”) is a vampire hunter. Ross Carlo (“Finding Purpose”) is Alec Barclay and Lisa Dapprich (“A Jury of His Peers”, “Finding Purpose”) is Willow Halpain. The film also features A.J. Santillo, Aaron McCrumb, Bionca Dioblo, April Love, Christopher Goff, William Long, April Evans, John Catheline, Jimmy Barber, Jim Kuhn, Heidi Wiodarski, Paul Worley, Stella Blair, Dionne Bidois and Brad Mahon. Original music is by Dionne Bidois (The Artist Red), Tony DiPofi and Jimmy Gerovac (Craving Strange).
John Wolf, a former esteemed anthropologist, lives as a recluse, after the tragic deaths of his wife and young son. Once highly sought for his insight on ancient cultures, he now lives as a hermit in the country house once owned by his parents. He spends his days in solitude, except for the occasional visit of his good friends Edward Haims and Father Shore. Forces of good and evil have been lurking in the forest behind his home. Alec Barclay, a vampire killer, is on the prowl. He and his team have discovered a lair of vampires, descendants of the original undead King in the woods surrounding John’s home. A confrontation ensues and during the fight, one of the vampires get seriously injured and takes flight. The sun has already begun to rise, forcing her to stay protected in the shadows, for the sun is her destroyer. She is now trapped and wounded, finding refuge in a sliver of shade behind an old shed in John’s yard.
John happens upon her, immediately fascinated and smitten by the vampire’s beauty. She’s now too weak and damaged to do anything, except succumb to the stranger’s help. John takes the unholy being into his home. What will happen when a mere mortal gives shelter to a creature of the night? Still being hunted by humans, she is also pursued by others of her own kind… including the father vampire, Khunbish Uldin, who wants her as his very own.
“Evergreen Is the Blood” is a film fueled by a unique, but familiar, look at vampire folklore, and has all the elements of action, drama, and a full-blown creepy as hell storyline. Just as the term “evergreen” means everlasting…this story delves deep into the evergreen blood of these mythological creatures.