Starring Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Emma Fitzpatrick, Yvette Yates
with Joel Murray and Joey Kern
Watch the Trailer Here
Bloodsucking Bastards takes audiences on a hilarious, blood-spattered roller coaster ride in the most terrifying locale of all: the American workplace. The film stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a low-level, dutiful employee stuck in a boring job at a soul-killing every corporation. Evan’s the kind of guy who does all the work and gets none of the credit, but at least he gets to spend his days with his beautiful co-worker/girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern), so he soldiers on in the hope of one day getting his coveted sales director position.
Unfortunately, it all falls apart in one fell swoop when Amanda breaks up with him and Evan’s boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his promotion to his college nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal). And it isn’t just their sordid past Evan has to deal with. After his fellow officemates start going through disturbing changes (which, paradoxically, make them better employees) and bodies begin to pile up, Evan learns the horrible truth: Max is a vampire. And even worse… a vamp with a plan.
Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles, expose Max as the bloodsucking bastard that he is, and save his pals before his life and career go from dead-end…to just dead.
Directed by Brian James O’Connell and penned by the popular comedy troupe Dr. God and Ryan Mitts, Bloodsucking Bastards recently made its world premiere as the opening night film at the Slamdance Film Festival 2015.
FRAN KRANZ (EVAN) has been working consistently as a professional actor since he was in high school. He most recently starred opposite Rose Byrne and James Earl Jones in the acclaimed revival of You Can’t Take It With You on Broadway. Fran will join Al Pacino in David Mamet’s China Doll on Broadway this Fall 2015. He will be seen in Mojave, written and directed by William Monahan and starring Oscar Isaac, Mark Wahlberg, and Garret Hedlund, which screened at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Fran also has starring roles in Bloodsucking Bastards and The Living opposite Kenny Wormald and Chris Mulkey and directed by Jack Bryan. Kranz’s other feature credits include the Lionsgate feature Cabin in the Woods, produced and co-written by Joss Whedon and directed by Drew Goddard, the Gillian Greene directed Murder of a Cat, Joss Whedon’s adaptation ofShakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, The Truth about Lies, Training Day, Orange County, Matchstick Men, The Village, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Part 2, The TV Set, and Last Weekend. From the time he landed a leading role in his 9th grade play, Fran was hooked on acting. He continued his theater work at Harvard-Westlake School and also attended the Oxford Tradition program where he won a Best Actor Award for his portrayal of ‘Petruchio’ in The Taming of the Shrew. Fran went on to Yale University where he was a member of the improv troupe “The Ex!t Players”. While there, he also performed in such plays as Angels in America, Bright Room Called Day, Henry IV, Anthony & Cleopatra, and Twelfth Night. Fran starred in the critically acclaimed play Bachelorette at Second Stage Uptown in New York. Fran made his Broadway debut alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman & Andrew Garfield in Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols and winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
Bloodsucking Bastards opens in select cities and on VOD beginning Sept 4. For more information about the movie, please visit www.bloodsuckingbastards.com