The Invited

"The Invited" reimagines the gothic story of Dracula in a solitary séance in which an animated pop-up book serves as a conduit for Dracula’s curse to re-enter the modern world. The participating audience are The Invited. One guest at a time enters a dark room and is presented with a theatrical set up containing an AR device and a hand crafted pop-up book. Each turn of the page reveals an intricate kirigami world that fills with AR holograms to tell the story of Vampire X’s unholy desires. The 15 minute experience is an emotionally touching, uniquely poetic, haunted ride through the torments of unconsummated love.

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Credits

Directors:

Davy McGuire, Kristin McGuire

Executive Producer:

Studio McGuire

Producer:

Davy McGuire, Nesta Nelson, Dan Tucker

Screenwriter:

Ben Steiger-Levine, Richard Hurford

Cinematographer:

Davy & Kristin McGuire

Editor:

Davy McGuire

Production Designer:

Kristin McGuire

Sound Designer:

Spesh Maloney

Music:

Spesh Maloney

Principal Cast:

Davy McGuire, Kristin McGuire, Richard Avery, Joel R Higley, Kristian de Carvalho, Jack Chamberlain, Andrew Ross

Additional Credits:

Lead Augmented Reality Developer: James Bailey, Augmented Reality Developer: Adam Tunicliffe, Augmented Reality Developer: Meggan Gumbrell, Project Manager: Sharon Worsnop

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Kristin McGuire
Studio McGuire
info@studiomcguire.com

Publicity Contact:

Sharon Worsnop
admin@studiomcguire.com
+44(0)7971783268

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Adaptation, Fantasy, Hybrid, Mystery, Romance

Screening Section:

XR Experience Competition

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Language:

English

Runtime:

15 mins