The way I see it, now is the perfect time to launch the site, as Amber is currently involved in an exciting new project!
The good news doesn't stop there, however. The best part is, YOU can get involved and help make it happen!
What is “Blood Kiss”, you ask?
It is an ambitious project, comprising both a feature film and a graphic novel which are being produced simultaneously. Set in 1940s Hollywood it is a Film Noir thriller with vampires. The dark and original tale is penned by Michael Reeves, an Emmy award-winning writer and producer who has worked on shows such as Star Trek the Next Generation, The Twilight Zone, and animated shows like Batman and Transformers to name but a few.
As I alluded to earlier, Amber is a woman of many talents. One we sadly don't have enough opportunity to sample, is a beautiful singing voice which was showcased in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More with Feeling(a.k.a. the musical episode). Since then, there have been precious few opportunities for fans to hear her sing. Luckily for us, “Blood Kiss” is set to change that. Amber will be playing the role of Ruby Day; a torch singer at her favorite night spot, Club Indigo.
Starring alongside Amber, and making his acting debut is Neil Gaiman (who, for the first time will NOT be playing Neil Gaiman) writer of the movie Stardust and author of The Sandman Series among numerous other books and graphics novels. Yes it's THAT Neil Gaiman!
Artist and comic book illustrator Tom Mandrake has been given the task of bringing The Blood Kiss graphic novel to life, and has already produced some fantastic artwork to wet our appetites. Don't worry. It's all on the official site, and details will follow; just keep reading.
So, we have Emmy award-winning writer Michael Reeves AND Neil Gaiman’s acting debut, alongside Amber's considerable acting talent. Not only that, but she's singing. What's not to love? I'm certainly excited, and I hope you are too!
Remember at the start of this post I said you would have the opportunity to be a part of “Blood Kiss” and help make this happen? Well here's how:
The team behind “Blood Kiss” launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the project, which has been a huge success so far and has reached its first target goal. The “Blood Kiss” team are not stopping there! The more money they raise, the bigger and better “Blood Kiss” will become. The good news is, there is still time for you to get involved with the campaign.
If you're unfamiliar with a Kickstarter campaign, here is how it works. Basically, in exchange for you making a donation to help fund the project, in this case anything from $5-$10,000, in return the “Blood Kiss” team are offering a fantastic range of rewards. Anything from a thank you message to tickets to the premiere of ”Blood Kiss” itself, including T-shirts, DVDs, graphic novels and everything in between. For more details on the campaign, how to donate, and all of the available rewards visit pledgebloodkiss.com.
If you're reading and thinking I want to be a part of this, but can't afford to donate don't worry there are still plenty of ways you can get involved and help make “Blood Kiss” a success. Help spread the word about “Blood Kiss” on social media; follow the campaign on Twitter (@bloodkissmovie), and or use the #BloodKiss. Like Blood Kiss on Facebook. Write a blog or vlog and/or post on message boards and forums about “Blood Kiss”, and get people talking! One important thing to mention here though, please don't spam. We want people to talk about “Blood Kiss” for the right reasons!
Thanks for reading this, and welcome to Amber Benson.TV I'm going to leave the last word on this to Amber herself, enjoy the video!
Disclaimer whilst I am a “Blood Kiss” backer, Amber Benson.TV is not involved with any aspect of the production of “Blood Kiss”, all rights belong to the “Blood Kiss” team and Michael Reeves.