Hello Darkness

UK 2014
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'Hello Darkness' is the story of Mark Cooper - a working-class vampire who hit his prime in the early nineteen-sixties and is slowly becoming bored with the same routine.

He lives with Rachel, his anchor for four decades who despite their love, chose to remain mortal and grow older and now is somewhere between his wife and mother. Their relationship is an uneasy haven for both of them. But it is all about to change...

They live in Leeds, a town famed for its rowdy Saturday nights - ideal feeding grounds for Cooper, who usually manages to avoid too much attention. But the accidental death of one of his pick-ups leads to a manhunt for the “Yorkshire Vampire Killer.”

Forced by his thirst to venture back into town, Cooper meets a beautiful posh university student, Lucy. Entranced by her youth and vitality, he starts to fall for her, and she reciprocates even though he seems like someone from another world. But their union brings nothing but trouble: tensions with Rachel quickly reach the boiling point, while the suspicions of Lucy’s ex and his crew lead them to hunt the vampire down and try to kill him.

'Hello Darkness' is written and directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer. Glatzer and Westmoreland's film 'Quinceañera' ('Echo Park LA' - UK Title) made Sundance history in 2006 when it won both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize.It was distributed in over twenty countries worldwide.

Glatzer's first feature film 'Grief' (1994) was launched at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals and won top prizes at both the San Francisco Frameline Festival and the Torino Festival.

Glatzer met Westmoreland in the late 90’s and they began making films together. Their first collaboration, 'The Fluffer'(2001), premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and Berlin and immediately gained international cult status. It was recently selected by John Waters to screen as one of his three favorite underground films.

Currently, Glatzer and Westmoreland are about to start pre-production on 'The Last of Robin Hood', a movie about Errol Flynn, his last girlfriend, and her mother. It is produced by Christine Vachon, is exec-produced by Todd Haynes, stars Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon.

The film stars Allen Leach (Downtown Abbey, Rome) and Holliday Grainger who has just starred in Mike Newell’s film adaptation of ‘Great Expectations’ as well as ‘The Borgias’