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Blood & Donuts

Directed by Holly Dale
Canada, 1995 (fiction, 88 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Blood and Donuts"

Film Description:
"A dark, quirky story about an unlikely vampire, a cab driver and a donut shop waitress"
-- Spectrum Films (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Andrew Rai Berzins
Produced by: Colin Brunton, Stephan Fanfara, Steven Hoban, Justine Whyte
Principal Cast: Gordon Currie, Justin Louis, Helene Clarkson, Fiona Reid, Frank Moore, Hadley Kay, David Cronenberg, J. Winston Carroll
Cinematography: Paul Sarossy
Film Editing: Stephan Fanfara, Brett Sullivan
Music: Nash the Slash
Production Company: Daban Films, Malofilm Distribution
Additional Credits: Story consultant [consultant en scénario]: Janis Cole

Notes about Blood & Donuts


Quote by the Director

"Underneath, this [Blood & Donuts] is a very tender story about trading in loneliness for friendship. It's not unlike the documentaries myself and Janis Cole made where all the characters may seem like antiheroes. In Hookers on Davie, Michelle, who is an outrageous drag queen that is half woman, half man, inside is a very warm and wonderful human being. Thematically, I think Blood & Donuts is in keeping with the work I've always done, trying to dispel stereotypes."
-- Holly Dale (source)

Quote about Blood & Donuts

"A hybrid, postmodern film that equally works from and mocks the generic conventions, Blood & Donuts combines comedy, romance, crime, and special effects in a snappy script. Dale's direction is adept and quirky, and Paul Sarossy's gorgeous cinematography lends the sleazy settings a moody, lustrous charm."
-- Kay Armatage (source)

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