Are you ready to rock?! Get ready to fang-bang at the Toronto International Film Festival as Capri Films, is pleased to announce that the much- anticipated, all-star cameo-laden rock `n’ roll vampire movie Suck will make its World Premiere as part of TIFF’s prestigious Contemporary World Cinema programme, Friday September 11, 2009 at 9:00pm. To celebrate, the company has released a promo poster, first batch of stills and the promo trailer from the film loaded with cameos (Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins and Moby). Read on for all the madness!
Trailer and stills can be found at the bottom of article
Written and directed by musician/actor Rob Stefaniuk – and featuring acting turns from the likes of Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins and Moby – SUCK, follows a group of rock `n’ roll wannabes in search of immortality and a record deal. Seemingly doomed to roadtrip doldrums and dives, the band The Winners break their slump when their female bass player disappears one night with a studly, stylin’ vampire. She returns charged with sexual charisma that creates audience frenzy and eventually ensnares the rest of the band. Their “hook” launches them to fame. But fame turns out to be a different kind of Hell than AC/DC promised.
Following an “incident” on a national radio show with “Rockn’ Roger” The Winners hit mega-stardom beyond their wildest dreams. But Joey is haunted by an eerie bartender with a dark secret. And legendary vampire hunter, Eddie Van Helsing, is on their tail tracking them down despite his fear of the dark. But when a veteran music producer calls them on becoming a vampire freak show, their rock’n’roll bubble bursts.
Stefaniuk (Phil The Alien) stars as Joey, the lead singer of The Winners. Jessica Paré (The Trotsky, Wicker Park) plays bassist Jennifer, the first Winner to succumb to blood lust. Malcolm McDowell (Heroes, A Clockwork Orange) plays the nichtophobic Van Helsing, while Dave Foley (Kids In The Hall) is the band’s sleazy manager. Rounding out the cast is Dimitri Coates (from the band Burning Brides) as Jennifer’s vampiric “Maker.” Carole Pope (Rough Trade) plays a club manager, Henry Rollins strikes a chord as an edgy radio show host, and Moby plays the lead singer of the rock band Secretaries of Steak. Iggy Pop plays a music producer, and Alice Cooper is a sinister bartender alongside daughter Calico Cooper who plays his cheeky sidekick/waitress.
SUCK marks Stefaniuk’s second feature turn as director, writer and star after Phil The Alien. In addition he co-wrote seven of SUCK’s 11 soundtrack songs. The movie is produced by Robin Crumley, Vice President of Capri Vision (a branch of Capri Films), and by Jeff Rogers. Co-Producer is Victoria Hirst. Executive Producer is Gabriella Martinelli Other Executive Producers include Jeff Sackman, Brad Peyton, Terry Markus, . Director of Photography is D. Gregor Hagey, with editing by Michele Conroy.
John Kastner (Asexuals, The Doughboys) composed the soundtrack, while Jim Goodall handled Production Design. Costume designer was Mario Davignon, with key makeup by Jordan Samuel.
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