Nosferasta: First Bite

  • 33'
  • United States
  • 2021

Nosferasta: First Bite is a vampire movie like no other. Christopher Columbus uses his undead powers to create his “New World”, where he sucks the blood out of his colonial project for centuries. Complicit in this is Oba – both co-writer and star of the film – a shipwrecked African slave who, once bitten, becomes Columbus’s subject and collaborator. When Oba discovers Rastafarianism, his allegiance changes. A tale as old as time, but filtered through a cloud of smoke.

Directors
Bayley Sweitzer, Adam Khalil
Country of production
United States
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
33'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producer
Anne Alexander
Production Company
Cousins
Sales
Cousins
Screenplay
Bayley Sweitzer, Adam Khalil, Oba
Cinematography
Alex Ashe
Editor
Bayley Sweitzer, Adam Khalil
Music
Doug Hock, Leila Bordreuil, Village Drums of Freedom
Cast
Jack Sochet, Oba, Adam Rashad Glenn, Jerry G. Angelo, Sarah Kerr