Vol 6 No. 43 - July 19, 2006
'Vampire Biker Babes:' Coming soon to a theater near you
PHOTO/COURTESY OF WALT JENKINS
From left, Don Hall, Scott Tannehill, Mark Vance, Walt
Jenkins, Moon Anders, Butch Glasgow, Carla Lang, Patricia
Phinney, Dan Hine and John Mulligan after shooting a
scene at Don Halls studio.
|By Pat Copeland
sun staff writer
ANNA MARIA Vampire bikers on motorcycles invade a town
seeking revenge for the sins of the sheriffs son and his
friends if that premise doesnt grab you, you may
Thats the story line in "Vampire Biker Babes,"
the second movie filmed locally by director Walt Jenkins, an
Anna Maria resident.
"Its about 75 percent completed," Jenkins said
last week. "Things are going really well. Its been
a very fine, positive experience."
Jenkins expects to have the movie completed in October and is
planning a screening at a theater in Tampa, complete with limos
and a red carpet.
Numerous Island and local locations were used for scenes in
the movie including the Bradenton Beach Police Station, Coquina
Beach, the north end of Anna Maria, the Church of the Annunciation,
the Distillery and the Crazy Horse bars, the city of Palmetto
and Riverview Plaza.
The story begins with a sheriff and a very wealthy resident,
who run the town of Willow. The sheriffs son, and nephew
are leaders of a local biker gang, sanctioned by the sheriff
and his friend.
"The son and his friends attack a photographer, Karla,
who is on her way to cover Bike Week in Daytona for Born to
Ride magazine," Jenkins explained.
The actual magazine is published in Tampa and the publisher,
Ron Galletti, is helping promote the movie. He also plays the
part of the magazine publisher who gives Karla her assignment.
His office in the movie is that of Robin Rossiter, of Rossiters
Harley-Davidson in Bradenton.
So where do the vampires come in?
Vlad, a 400-year-old vampire and direct descendant of Vlad the
Impaler (consult your history book for more on this bad-to-the-bone
dude), lives in a castle about 100 miles from Willow. The set
for this was Solomans Castle, which is about 40 miles
outside of Bradenton.
Karla, the photographer, is one of Vlads daughters. She
was born before her mother became a vampire, making her a mortal.
After the attack, she ends up in a coma in the local hosptial.
The other daughter, Vanna, is a vampire and lives in the castle
with her father. Vanna, the leader of a female vampire biker
gang, vows revenge on her sisters attackers and the excitement
Can you see where this is going?
A mess of mad vampires want revenge on some good ole boy
bikers. To make it more interesting, Vlad commands an underground
army of vampires through his ownership of what else? Blood
"Its about vigilante justice when the political system
is too corrupt to respond," Jenkins explained. "The
sheriff is torn between what is right and his family. Its
a wnice story, Theres a lot of depth to the characters."
Jenkins aid he has about 15 more scenes to film, including one
at Riverview Plaza that has eluded him for three weeks due to
rain. In it, the sheriff is at the hospital to arrest Vanna
when he looks out the window and sees an army of vampire bikers
surrounding the building.
Ill stop here because I dont want to reveal too
much and ruin all the fun. See you at the movie.
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