|Production Design CoExistence|
August 6th, 2013 - Cult film director Jackie Kong (THE BEING, NIGHT PATROL, BLOOD DINER) is back, and you won’t believe what she’s doing this time! Her newest film is a modern-day love story ripped from the pages of classic literature starring Nick Krause (THE DESCENDENTS) and Bella Thorne (Disney's SHAKE IT UP), with Rutger Hauer (BLADE RUNNER, TRUE BLOOD), Daryl Hannah (KILL BILL), and John Savage (THE DEER HUNTER, THE THIN RED LINE).
After a long absence from directing genre films to work as an activist at non-profit Asian-American Media Development (AAMD), Jackie’s back with a brand new romance/horror tale that will breathe new life into vampire movies while reviving her talent for bringing shocking imagery to the screen.
COEXISTENCE is a full length feature horror film set in modern-day wine country, Sonoma, California. Currently raising finishing funds (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jackiekongfilms/coexistence-the-movie), COEXISTENCE contributors can win rare autographed stills from Kong’s cult classic films BLOOD DINER and NIGHT PATROL, exclusive frame-able production stills from COEXISTENCE, signed posters, tickets to the first official in-person screening of BLOOD DINER with director Jackie Kong since the film’s 1987 theatrical release, and tickets to the theatrical premiere of COEXISTENCE with cast and crew in attendance.
Two rival California winemaker families, the Moldavis and the Cabochons, once great friends, have grown to hate each other after a terrible and unforgivable event nearly destroyed them both. The truth, if known, could heal the split, but exposing it would reveal an even darker and more mysterious secret that could completely destroy both families. Young and handsome Romeo Moldavi clandestinely attends a lavish costume party at the Cabochon’s Chateau where he meets and falls deeply in love with Juliet Cabochon: sweet, pretty, and his family’s sworn enemy…
If you think this story sounds familiar, you’re right, but keep your preconceived notions of this Shakespeare classic checked at the door. While true to the spirit of the story, this modern telling has some (vampire) bite and more than a few surprises that will shock you; this is NOT your mother’s ROMEO AND JULIET!
“ROMEO AND JULIET is a well-known love story,” says director Jackie Kong, “But my take is full of surprises. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, strange things happen; at the same time it keeps the same tone as the original story. This story is known world wide, yet I defy the audience to predict what will happen next…”
Even though the main protagonists in COEXISTENCE are teenagers, this is not a tween TWILIGHT-style movie. “I’m not just catering to teenagers,” explains Kong, “but because Romeo and Juliet are in their teens, teens will watch it. But I have seasoned performers (like Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah) and their parts are really juicy.”
Jackie Kong is involving the online public this time around by raising some production funds publicly on Kickstarter, and contributors will be able to take an active part in the film. She challenges those who want to see this film to “Get involved and come on the set!” All the fans of BLOOD DINER, NIGHT PATROL, and her other cult hits who have missed her, and fans of the cool stars onboard what is destined to be another classic, finally have a chance to be a part of a Jackie Kong Film!
Watch a video of Jackie Kong talking about COEXISTENCE:
Kickstarter Campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jackiekongfilms/coexistence-the-movie
Official Website: coexistencethemovie.com
About Jackie Kong
Director Jackie Kong made her first film, the horror feature THE BEING, at age 23, starring José Ferrer, Dorothy Malone and Martin Landau. Her second film, the comedy NIGHT PATROL, was released by New World Pictures and starred Linda Blair, Andrew “Dice” Clay and 55 other comedians. NIGHT PATROL was #1 theatrically in the U.S. and worldwide and went platinum in the home video market. Her third film, the outrageous horror film BLOOD DINER, has become a cult classic worldwide.
Jackie Kong official website: www.jackiekongfilms.com
Jackie Kong on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jackiekongfilmdirector