Juliet Landau is an Actress, Director and Producer you may have heard of. She was in the Tim Burton Film Ed Wood and portrayed Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well . Now, she’s turning her attention to creating the “ultimate vampire insider documentary.” While Juliet Landau and her husband, Deverill, were originally financing the project themselves, the project has grown to such an extend that they are now seeking funding through the Indiegogo platform. The two are calling the documentary A Place Among the Undead.
The project is believed to a be a “first of its kind” in many way, and gathers some of the most famous storytellers in the genre. These include Joss Whedon, Anne Rice, Tim Burton and Charlaine Harris.
“A PLACE AMONG THE UNDEAD is an innovative focus on people’s fascination with vampires today,” said famed author Anne Rice.
The movie works with interlinking narrative films inspired by conversations with the creators they’ve interviewed. The narratives are set in New Orleans, London and smaller cities, covering everything from catacombs in Transylvania to the hallowed halls of Sunnydale High.
According to the Indiegogo Page, the following interviews are already “in the coffin” :
Tim Burton (DARK SHADOWS, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, ED WOOD), Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE AVENGERS), Gary Oldman (DRACULA, HARRY POTTER franchise, DARK KNIGHT franchise), Willem Dafoe (SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE), Anne Rice (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE), Robert Patrick (WALK THE LINE, TERMINATOR 2, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN tv series), Charlaine Harris, (author of the books TRUE BLOOD is based on), Kevin Grevioux (creator of the UNDERWORLD franchise), Stephen Woolley (producer of INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE and BYZANTIUM), David Greenwalt (co-creator of ANGEL and GRIMM), Jim Kouf (consulting producer ANGEL, co-creator GRIMM, writer NATIONAL TREASURE films), Cole Haddon, (creator of NBC’s DRACULA), Tom Holland (creator of the FRIGHT NIGHT franchise), Mariana Klaveno (TRUE BLOOD), Steve Niles (creator of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), E. Elias Merhige (director of SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE), David J (BAUHAUS), Madeline Smith (Hammer’s TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA, THE VAMPIRE LOVERS), Kim Newman (The ANNO DRACULA series) and Caroline Munro (Hammer’s DRACULA AD 1972, CAPTAIN KRONOS – VAMPIRE HUNTER.)
But that’s not all. The massive project is also promising some extra special perks, including:
Fans that contribute to the campaign will have access to exciting and limited edition perks such as Gary Oldman and Deverill Weekes’ photographic UNDEAD odyssey! The book features one of a kind, exclusive, tintype photography taken by Gary on his camera from 1853! These special tintypes portraits include UNDEADees: Joss Whedon, Robert Patrick, Juliet and others. Additional perks include BUFFY comic book artist Georges Jeanty’s unique 18 X 24 poster and a “STAKE/STEAK” dinner hosted by Juliet the week following Halloween!
You can contribute to the IGG campaign here: http://igg.me/at/theundead