Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vamp TV pilot 'The Fixer' slotted to film in Boston

So, your blood lust wasn't satiated with the latest "New Moon" flick from the "Twilight" franchise and can't get enough "Vampire Diaries" and "True Blood" on TV?

Here's something you can sink your teeth into: There's a new vamp TV pilot slotted to begin filming in Boston early next year based on regional writer Jon F. Merz's Lawson Vampire novels called "The Fixer."

"We're planning to shoot an entire first season that we will then sell broadcast rights to," remarks Merz. "So, pretty much as soon as we get the pilot in the can, we'll be shopping it around."

Brandon Stumpf, a 33-year-old swoon-worthy actor based in Manchester, NH (pictured above), has been cast as Lawson, a cynical, jaded, part-spy-commando who is tasked with maintaining the Balance--the secret existence of a race of living vampires that have evolved alongside humanity for centuries.

Vampire overkill? Think again. Merz says he's not concerned by the onslaught of those other pop culture blood suckers. "This will be so utterly different," he insists. "'The Fixer' is a sort of supernatural James Bond show ... more like vampires for adults. It's a gritty noir show that will really belong in a different realm."

Slotted to begin shooting in January 2010, Merz says he's already scouted several Hub-area locales. "As far as locations around Boston, we're looking at several, but we'll definitely be down on the Boston Common and the Public Gardens as well as parts of Beacon Hill," he adds.

Merz has already shot a teaser for "The Fixer" on the South Boston waterfront near Black Falcon Terminal and the industrial park, adding that there are "lots of seedy buildings down there that look great on film."

Click here for the latest on "The Fixer."


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John said...

If this show successfully captures the feel of Merz's books--and it should since Merz is so integrally involved--this show is going to rock. This ain't your teenage daughter's vampire show. And if you haven't seen Brandon Stumpf before, he's going to surprise a lot of people. He was just in the horror movie "Beg" and held is own with horror veterans like Tony Moran (Halloween) and Tony Todd (Candyman).

KB said...

Will they be needing any camera assistants or PAs?

Sam Baltrusis said...

Here's the response from Jon F. Merz's Web site:

We’re looking for talented crew members for a lot of positions, so feel free to apply.

You can email Merz at with your vitals.

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