AUTONOMY PICTURES NURTURES, PRODUCES AND QUENCHES ITS THIRST FOR GENRE
FILM WITH BLOOD FOR IRINA. Chris Alexander, editor of Fangoria magazine, makes directorial debut with a haunting vampire tale. IRINA is the genre label's first film production.
Writer, journalist and FANGORIA magazine editor Chris Alexander makes his directorial feature film debut for Autonomy Pictures with "BLOOD FOR IRINA," a psychological, experimental vampire tale. Alexander
approached Autonomy Pictures with a micro-budget proposal, the desire to make a personal horror film, a fever dream inspired by Herzog,Rollin and Franco. The film was shot in five days at a crumbling 70 year old waterfront motel set for demolition in Toronto, Canada.
Autonomy Pictures executive producers Derek Curl ("HOUSE OF THE DEVIL," "STAKE LAND"), David Gregory ("THE THEATRE BIZARRE," "PLAGUE TOWN") and Lewis Tice (Danger After Dark), already impressed with Alexander's revitalization of Fangoria since taking over as
editor-in-chief, were excited to see what he would do with a genre-based underground concept, budget and schedule. The film is currently in post-production and will hit film festivals later this year.
About "BLOOD FOR IRINA"
Irina (Shauna Henry) is dying. A predator who stalks streets at night
looking for blood, she has lived over a century; tormented by memory,
living in a run-down motel by the sea, Irina has reached the end. Her
perceptions skewed, her body and mind revolting against themselves,
she waits for an exit.
Her private hell is echoed by the motel manager (David Goodfellow, who
also co-produced), driven by an obsession to protect Irina and keep
her secrets safe, and a broken prostitute (Carrie Gemmell) whose
desperate plight may be worse than Irina¹s. It's the tale of three
people living a life on the fringe, trapped in world of literal and