Bite Me Interview with Naomi McDougall Jones

“The film is about a lot of things to me – love, hope, re-locating a sense of faith in ourselves and each other – but definitely one of the biggest themes in the film is about acceptance – both of ourselves and others. Everyone in the film (as in life, I think) is an outsider in some way.”

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JulyMatthew Callahan
‘Joyful’ vampire tour will arrive next week

“The subversive film, written by Naomi McDougall Jones, is about the subculture of alleged vampires and the IRS agent who audits them. Jones, who also stars in the film, which won best feature at the 2019 Victoria TX Independent Film Festival, will answer questions from the audience following the 83-minute film.”

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JulyMatthew Callahan
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Christian Coulson Talks New Movie ‘Bite Me’ With Writer & Co-Star Naomi McDougall Jones

“We previously reported on the success of subversive romantic comedy Bite Me, currently on The Joyful Vampire Tour of America, and recently Leaky had the exclusive chance to interview the film’s writer and star, Naomi McDougall Jones, as well as co-star Christian Coulson, who you’ll recognise as Tom Riddle from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!”

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JulyMatthew Callahan
LISTEN: Bite Me on KDNK Community Radio

“Bite Me is a new DIY film written by and starring Woody Creek native Naomi McDougall Jones. Naomi brings the film home to our valley on her Joyful Vampire tour and here she appears on KDNK's Beyond Beyond to talk about the film and the state of the independent film industry.”

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JulyMatthew Callahan
‘Bite Me’: No, that’s the name of the movie showing at The DEC

[Director Chase] Martin says Jones is a gender equality activist in Hollywood who’s helping women fill gaps ‘that females aren’t necessarily filling in the film industry.’ … ‘What’s she’s trying to do is encourage female filmmakers to produce films, because there’s a gap between male filmmakers and female filmmakers, and she’s trying to incentivize and encourage females.’”

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JulyMatthew Callahan
Bite Me: A Love Story for Our Time by Naomi McDougall Jones

“I love a good romance story. In fact, there is almost no feeling that I love more than that heart-stretching, swelly feeling when the two lovers have left each other but might get back together but you’re not quite sure they actually will get back together and, oh my goodness, what if they don’t, but they have to, right, because it’s a romance, right?! – feeling.”

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JulyMatthew Callahan
Bite Me on Just Paranormal Romance

“The film is receiving a ground-breaking and notable release: a 51-screening, 40-city, 3-month, RV-fueled Joyful Vampire Tour of America that kicked off on May 6th with three sold-out screenings in New York City and is now circumnavigating the US, bringing screenings of Bite Me, Joyful Vampire Balls, fangs, capes, and joy wherever they go.”

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JuneMatthew Callahan
Exclusive: Interview with BITE ME star/writer Naomi McDougall Jones

"A lot of the research I did, I found that real vampires obviously hate the 'Twilight' representation, and are more fond of the Anne Rice vampires, which lead to me looking at the trajectory of how vampires have been represented in popular culture," said Jones, "they started as monsters- Nosferatu, Dracula- and it wasn't until Anne Rice that she made them sexy and romantic, which is more commonly how we see them today."

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JuneMatthew Callahan
Sink your fangs into ‘Bite Me’

“Vampires are heading to The Community Library in Ketchum for a screening of the new movie ‘Bite Me.’

The film follows an underground community of people who identify as vampires. When one of them gains viral recognition for a television appearance, the group garners unwanted attention from an IRS auditor played by Christian Coulson.”

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JuneMatthew Callahan