We realize we haven’t updated you for some time. Sorry about that: we’ve been very busy. We decided to take some more time to rethink and re-edit the film. We’ve cut scenes, changed scenes, even added scenes, and we’re feeling very happy with the results.
Because of the edit, I have two more pieces of music to write (I’m finishing up one today). After that, the film is complete. Unbelievable! And we’ll be on our way to releasing it!
What is the Film About?
We haven’t really explained, so I’ll try to convey it quickly.
Augustus Gladstone is a man who believes he’s a vampire and immortal. He feels the rest of us have the whole vampire thing all wrong: there is no such thing as vampires with sharp teeth or vampires who are repelled by crosses. He’s politely miffed about the depiction of vampires in films. This is one of the reasons he’s so thrilled about the presence of our documentary crew; he’ll be able to clear up this whole vampirism mess.
Augustus’ roommate Tommy (Tom Olson) can barely abide our cameras and takes off whenever we’re around. (We do eventually get to talk to him.)
Living in a vacant hotel, Augustus is starved for attention. More than anything, he desires family, which ultimately leads Augustus and the crew on something of an adventure. Enough said.
At this risk of disappointing some and exciting others, I’ll disclose this: The Immortal Augustus Gladstone isn’t an actual documentary, and is instead a work of fiction pretending to be a documentary! We choose the documentary vernacular for the sake of believability (and because it was a fun and challenging way to make a film!).
I personally can’t wait for you to really meet Augustus! Stay tuned–it should be soon!