February 8th, 2012
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St Dracula goes to Berlin

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The iconic character, the fallen angel, the catastrophic lover with an intense longing to quench the thirst of vengeance – Dracula- is reborn but in a new dimension. Rupesh Paul is coming up with another controversial 3D concept to change the blood sucking ‘Vampire’ image of Dracula to match with the history.

“Saint Dracula 3D” is written and directed by Rupesh Paul and the whole project is planned and designed by Sohan Roy. The movie is set for its market launch at the European Film Market, Berlin, from February 9 to 17, 2012. The movie holds the record for being ‘the first Indian production exclusively shot abroad’; ‘the first ever 3D movie on Dracula’ and ‘the second 3D movie from the United Kingdom’.

“It was not our aspiration to give people a jolt of horror, by using 3D format. Rather, the story demanded it. The main protagonist of the movie, who is multidimensional and the various occasions of the narrative were not the ones that could be captured in a 2D frame. Thus, the 3D stereoscopic layout became a necessity to capture the story in totality,” said Rupesh Paul, Director.

The movie ‘Saint Dracula’ intends to give a new dimension to the ideology that has portrayed the Count as an evil persona in all the Dracula movies till date. ‘Saint Dracula’ tells the story of Prince Vlad Tepes of Wallachia of the 15th century- the Dracula, his love of life- Clara the nun and his disputes with the Catholic Church.

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Unlike Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, which sends a chill through the spine, ‘Saint Dracula 3D’ portrays a different dimension of Dracula, principally a poetic one, an epitome of love and sacrifice who holds a hero figure in the nation of Romania and is christened as a saint in the Catholic & Orthodox congregation of the nation.

The movie also touches various facets of the present day Catholic Church and does take into consideration its attitudes towards many things. An animated Christianity is not the one that is in question, but rather a pragmatic one. It reflects the church’s priorities, outlook and mind-set.

Unlike the popular Dracula movies, the champion of this story craves not for blood, but for vengeance. This is a major and constructive deviance. Nun possessions have occurred in various parts of the world until now, but later proved to be controlled crimes. Many of them were essentially satanic. However, our story deals with no nun possession, but it narrates the predicaments of an untainted nun, who is convinced and definite about her love for the vampire king. She falls in love and maintains it and it is never a case of possession.

The main cast of the movie includes the British actor Mitch Powell, playing the role of Dracula and Brazilian actress Patricia Duarte as Clara, his love interest in the movie. The other cast of the movie includes Daniel Shayler; Suzanne Roche; Bill Hutchins; Lawrence Larkin and others. The whole cast was recruited after a scrupulous process of auditioning. Not even one character was selected without a try out. Clara- the leading woman of the movie was chosen from over 300 candidates from the United Kingdom.

A minimum use of graphics was conceded and was done realistically. A sensible, practical tenor was maintained throughout the making of the movie as far as graphics, locations and related matters are concerned. The movie has used the best rig, equipments and technology for the making of this movie.

Two local, virgin, supposedly haunted forts were used so as to maintain a realistic tone throughout the movie. The 3D romantic horror movie is filmed in the picturesque beauty of England with its location being Wales, Manchester, and Liverpool.



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