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Andrew Baird Talks Defying Vampire Horror Tropes for His Latest Film ‘SUNRISE’

Andrew Baird‘s (One WayZone 414) bloodcurdling genre-bending vampire feature, Sunrise is now available to sink your teeth into in theaters and on Digital/On Demand.

Penned by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Ronan Blaney (Boogaloo and GrahamA Good Woman Is Hard to Find) and starring Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number FourThe Infernal Machine) and Guy Pearce (MementoThe Infernal MachineBrimstone), Sunrise tells the tale of an ex-cop named Fallon (Pettyfer) who returns to the scene of a horrific crime, and the residents of a rural town soon arrive at the conclusion that this dark visitor is actually a vampire who feeds on blood and fear. After he is befriended by a welcoming immigrant family, the instinctive killer is faced with a choice between revenge and redemption.

Pearce and Pettyfer’s co-stars include Kurt Yaeger (“Sons of Anarchy”), Olwen Fouéré (Mandy, The Northman), William Gao (“Heartstopper”) and Crystal Yu (“Sandman”, “Casualty”).

To celebrate the film’s release, I caught up with Baird to find out what it was about this specific vampire yarn that sparked his interest and how he went about subverting most vampire tropes we’ve seen to date.

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