You Are So Undead

Teenager Mary Margaret no longer sees her reflection in the mirror — she let her vampire boyfriend Drew go ‘all the way’ and now she’s undead. Her mom is SO going to ground her.

Her plain, loyal best friend Jo is shocked, and a little envious. But Drew is not the devoted boyfriend Mary Margaret thought he was … and Jo’s got a secret of her own.

Produced with a grant awarded by bravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), a division of Bell Media Inc.

Creative team

Writer: Lisa Hunter
Director: Alex Epstein
Producers: Antonello Cozzolino, Melissa Pietracupa

Director’s statement

Alex Epstein says:

“My stepson was complaining that his girlfriend was obsessed with Twilight. She had posters of Robert Pattinson all over her room and he felt dissed. But, y’know, dating a vampire would actually suck.

We’re very proud of You Are So Undead. We cast Meaghan Rath before she became the ghost in Being Human.

We’ve been to the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Newport Beach and just about every major horror and fantastic film festival: Sitges, Screamfest, A Night of Horror, The Vampire Film Festival, Bleedfest, Montreal’s Fantasia, Mecal, Court Métrange, Toronto After Dark … and we opened Dead by Dawn in Edinburgh.

About Alex Epstein

Alex-Epstein

Native New Yorker and new Canadian Alex Epstein is a writer for movies and television. You Are So Undead is his second professional short as director.

He was nominated for a Jutra and won a Canadian Comedy Award for his work on the buddy cop comedy Bon Cop Bad Cop. The film won the Genie for Best Picture and broke the Canadian box office record for a Canadian movie.

He co-created the comic drama TV series Naked Josh for Showcase and Oxygen; it ran three seasons and won him two Canadian Screenwriting Award nominations. He was also head writer on the Space series Charlie Jade and executive story editor on FoxKids’ Galidor.

Henry Holt Co. published his two books, Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies That Get Made and Crafty TV Writing: Thinking Inside the Box. He also writes a popular blog about screenwriting, Complications Ensue. His novel, The Circle Cast, about the lost years of Morgan le Fay, came out in 2011 from Tradewinds Books.

Epstein is married to Lisa Hunter, the screenwriter of You Are So Undead.

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