One of the big discoveries at this past month’s American Film Market was Insight Film Releasing’s Suck, a horror rock film starring musicians Iggy Pop, Moby, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins and others. Today we received an official press release for the film that not only provides the full cast listing, but also delivers the full synopsis for the film that’s now filming for release in 2009.
Capri Films’ rock’n'roll vampire comedy Suck has started principal photography. The film stars Rob Stefaniuk, Jessica Paré, Malcolm McDowell, Dave Foley, with Rockers Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Moby, Henry Rollins, Alex Lifeson, Dimitri Coates and Carol Pope. Calico Cooper joins her father in the cast.
Additional cast members include Paul Anthony, Mike Lobel, Chris Ratz, Barbara Mamabolo and Nicole DeBoer.
Written and directed by Rob Stefaniuk, Suck is a rock’n'roll vampire comedy about a group of musical wannabees in search of immortality and a record deal. The rock band The Winners have sunk so low, they will do anything to make it big. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom only to discover that fame and fortune are not all they’re cracked up to be.
Stefaniuk (Phil the Alien) stars as the lead singer of The Winners, Paré (The Trotsky, Wicker Park) plays bass and is the first bandmember to succumb to blood lust, McDowell (Heroes, Cockwork Orange) plays a vampire hunter who is afraid of the dark with Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) as the band’s manager. Coates plays the vampire who converts the band, Pope, a club manager, Rollins, a radio show host, and Moby, the lead singer in the rock band–Secretaries of Steak. Iggy Pop plays a music producer and Calico Cooper, a bar maid alongside Alice Cooper who plays a sinister bartender who haunts the lead singer.
The film features 11 original songs. Stefaniuk collaborated with John Kastner (The Doughboys, Asexual, Phil the Alien) on seven tracks, described as 70′s Glam Rock with a gothic edge, recorded in Los Angeles and Montreal prior to filming. Other contributions came from Ivan Doroshuk (Men Without Hats) and Dimitri Coates (Burning Brides).
Suck is being produced by Capri Vision Inc. a division of Capri Films, whose mandate is to produce commercially viable films aimed at a demographic of teens and young adults. It is part of a mentorship program where experienced professionals work side by side with talented, emerging filmmakers.
The producing team is Robin Crumley, Jeff Rogers and Victoria Hirst. Executive Producers are Gabriella Martinelli (Capri), Brad Peyton, Terry Markus, and Jeff Sackman.
Suck will be distributed in Canada by Equinoxe Films. International sales are being handled by Insight Film Releasing.