Debut Feature from Newcastle Based Director to Receive UK DVD Release

Posted: 27th August 2015

Bloodless, the debut feature from Newcastle-based writer/director Richard Johnstone, receives its UK DVD release on Monday 12th October.

North Tyneside Director, Richard Johnstone, made the horror film on a micro budget in just four weeks. With a plot centring around 10 couples who sign up to undergo medical testing for a month but fall victim to vampires, Bloodless was shot in Northumberland at Featherstone Castle, Haltwhistle, with a cast including local talents as well as actors from Australia and Syria.

Bloodless is being released on DVD after being picked up by a Canadian company and a UK distributor. The film is already on sale in Australia and the production company behind the film, 24:25 Films Ltd, are expecting it to be available in other countries by the end of this year.

Richard Johnstone said:

I’ve been delighted with the response the film’s getting. It’s been quite a journey from securing the sales agent at the Cannes Film Festival through Northern Film & Media's Market Access Fund to screenings at Berlin, Toronto and AFI. 

Bloodless Producer, Steve O'Brien, also received support from Northern Film & Media's Market Access Fund to attend a screening at Fantasporto in Portugal last year where both he and Richard were on-hand to introduce the film.

To celebrate the release of Bloodless Richard will be hosting a premiere screening of the director's cut of the film at Tyneside Cinema.

Time and date: 6:30pm, Thursday 1st October (followed by party and buffet)

Location: Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Price: £5 per ticket

Ticket information: To book a ticket, please email

The DVD is available to pre-order on Amazon under the title Vampires.


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