Dark Red

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Eugen Merher subverts the vampire genre, by having his character be a young black boy who is seemingly going through a typical teenage right of passage.

Production Details & Credits

This is the story of Lamar, a 12-year old vampire with a dark secret.

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CREW
director – Eugen Merher
script – Eugen Merher, Mortimer Hochberg, Philip Chrobot
cinematography – Mortimer Hochberg
producer – Philip Chrobot, Gerrit Klein
production manager UK – Tatenda Jamera
music composition – Alexander Wolf David
editor – David Gesslbauer
color grading – Marina Starke
VFX – ACHT Hamburg GmbH
production design – Maike Kiefer
production design assistants – Christina Anna Sophie Mammes, Jake Parker
sound design – Robin Harff
sound recordist – Robert Chen, Hubert Adam Wieckowski
costume designer – Lena Peifer-Weiß
make up / SFX – Olivia Henderson
casting – Jeremy Zimmermann
1st AC – Leo Sikstel
2nd AC – Harry Milton
production company – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

CAST (in order of appearance)
Lamar – Jeremiah Waysome
Karissa – Ethosheia Hylton

Jeremy – Selorm Adonus
Aaron – Amari Webb-Martin
Lucas – Ashley Stewart
Noah – Lance Bremmer
Ben – Cameron Douglas

bus victim – Dayne Waysome
nurse – Verdet Kessler
doctor – Luca Armato

FILM SCHOOL
senior lecturers – Bernd T. Hoefflin, Zoran Bihac, Martin Schmid, Florian Sigl
project coordinator – Olivia Marten
line producer Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg – Thomas Lechner

SPECIAL THANKS
Maike Hornberg@DSD – Deutsche Stammzellspenderdatei, Caligari Förderpreis, Esther Kurle@BITE Management, Maik Siering@Sterntag Film GmbH, Max Krumbe@ACHT Hamburg GmbH, Vantage Film GmbH, Lisa Dee@Film LBBD London, Danny O’sullivan & Suraya Khanom@City Wood Services, Lukas Hoffmann@Kaiser Showtechnik, Andreas Niemann@Look Solutions, Felix Lang@UFO Filmgerät GmbH, Arda Yücel, Manuel Schlösser@Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

Special thanks to all parents!

A production by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg ©2019