About the film:
Armed with only a camera and her belief that she will go unharmed, a Romanian filmmaker returns to her roots in Transylvania in search of strigoi – real vampires. Ingrid Serban grew up in Transylvania where stories and near encounters with vampires colored her childhood.
Vampires have fascinated human beings for thousands of years, from the first documented reference of the ekimu in ancient Babylon to the recent “Twilight” Hollywood blockbusters and HBO’s wildly popular “True Blood” series. For the people of Transylvania vampires are not mere entertainment, they are a reality of everyday life.
Searching for real vampires by following in the footsteps of Dracula himself, this detective-documentary will record eyewitness accounts of people who believe they’ve seen vampires and discover how they lived to tell the tale.
“My Search for Dracula” will capture the essence of the land, of the people and of the vampire myth that has occupied our psyches for millennia. The music score will be recorded in Romania with local musicians whose songs have been passed down from generation to generation. This documentary will be a testament to those things that do not fall apart with time, some of which are vampires.
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