“I wanted to recreate and update the rom-coms, understanding that the world around us is very different than it was in the 90s – an optimistic period. I wanted to explore how you can have faith in anything now, most particularly love, when you have lost faith in everything, in general.”
[Bite Me is] funny and colorful, and in the end has a totally sincere message about how nobody is too special for ordinary, run-of-the-mill love… It's so much fun when people ask my favorite film of the festival to yell out, ‘BITE ME!’”
“ChristianCoulson (Nashville) is set as a series regular in ABC’s Until the Wedding, a romantic drama pilot from writer Becky Mode (Smash), producers Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly (Elementary, SEAL Team), Alon Aranya (Betrayal, Hostages), Israel’s Reshet Media and ABC Studios.“
“First time director MeredithEdwards works with a subtlety that lets the story unfold in such a genuine way that you can’t help but root for Sarah and James. Star and screenwriter NaomiMcDougallJones shares a ton of the credit for a film which I can only hope that finds a wider audience in the future, as this is a gem that deserves to be found.”
“Bite Me,” a romantic comedy that will see its world premiere March 9 at Cinequest, has a dark edge. The female lead is a vampire who falls in love with an IRS auditor; let the “bloodsucker” comparisons begin.
In “Bite Me,” a rom-com by Meredith Edwards, an IRS agent audits a community whose residents think they’re vampires (a real-life subculture). Screenings are at 9:45 p.m. March 9 at the California; 7:20 p.m. March 11 and 10:45 a.m. March 17 at Century 20 Redwood City; and 11:30 a.m. March 13 at 3Below.
After four years of writing and rewriting the script (plus crowd-funding), Jones shot Bite Me over 21 days in New York last summer, with director Meredith Edwards helming an all-female creative team and a primarily female crew.
“Harry Potter actor ChristianCoulson is set to star in the indie romance comedy Bite Me, along with Naomi McDougall Jones, (Imagine I’m Beautiful), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), and Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black). Meredith Edwards is directing the film, the first title from Blue Firefly Films and Twin Dragons Productions, from a script by Jones.”