Bullets, Fangs, and Dinner at 8
Directed by Matthew Rocca
Bullets, Fangs, and Dinner at 8 is a wicked blend of crime thriller, horror, and pitch-black dark comedy. A cult of people who believe themselves to be “vampires” has orchestrated an attack on a local church, prompting seminary student Michael Collins (Garrett Schweighauser) to organize a group of ‘Vampire Hunter’ vigilantes to avenge his people. Making matters more perilous for Michael is the fact that he is the only member of his church who knows the truth about its most well-respected priest: Pastor Steven Cooper (Matthew Rocca) is secretly the leader of the “vampire” cult, plotting the church’s demise from within, and it’s up to Michael to try to expose him for the monster he truly is.
Matthew Rocca is the writer/director/producer/editor of Bullets, Fangs, and Dinner at 8. He also acts in the film portraying the role of duplicitous associate pastor Steven Cooper, secretly the “Master” of the vampire cult. Matthew studied Film, Television, and New Media at San Diego State University, where he directed, produced, and edited several short films. “Bullets, Fangs, and Dinner at 8” was always a passion project that Matthew continued to write and revise, and upon graduation he dove into getting the film financed through several promotional campaigns, including fundraisers at local San Diego restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs. Matthew casted over 90% of his film with San Diego actors, worked with a mostly San Diego based crew, and shot on-location here in his hometown, utilizing locations such as The Church of St. Luke in El Cajon and DK3 Studios in Mira Mesa.