VAIN: This Party Sucks

A warehouse rave makes a colorful snack for a coven of hungry vampires.

  • Maggie Levin
    The Friendless Five
  • Maggie Levin
  • MeeRa Kim
  • Braedan Herrera
  • Dave Holton
  • Michael Henderson
  • Anna Lore
    Key Cast
    MTV's Joking Off, Contracted 2
  • Shelby Young
    Key Cast
    American Horror Story, The Social Netowrk
  • Verona Blue
    Key Cast
    Shameless, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Tybee Diskin
    Key Cast
    Fallout: Nuka Break
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy, VR, 360, Fantasy, Virtual Reality, Black Comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    360, RED
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Maggie Levin

Maggie F. Levin is a screenwriter & director with rock n’ roll roots. She is the co-creator of Chicks Who Script, a podcast about women in entertainment.

In 2015, Maggie was a directing finalist in the TWILIGHT: NEW VOICES (Lionsgate) competition. Her production of THE ROCKY HORROR HIPSTER SHOW played to sold out houses and her film LOVESICK won Best Comedy at the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival. She is attached as both writer & director to an array of projects premiering in 2016, including THE FRIENDLESS FIVE, a digital series now available on Fullscreen.

Awards include the Young Playwrights’ Inc. National Competition (Finalist), DUTF Audience Award, “Freaks & Geeks” Short Film Competition (Winner), and the Bright Ideas Magazine/Slamdance "Alphaville Remixed" Competition (Winner).

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Director Statement

VAIN is a giddy, neon testament to the magic of making films with your friends. Producers MeeRa Kim and Braedan Herrera came to me in late 2015, asking if I had narrative ideas I'd like to test out in 360. The idea of plunging a viewer inside a rave - and transforming that party into a massacre - dawned on me almost did the unlikelihood of being able to pull that off on a tiny budget. MeeRa and Braedan encouraged me to write it anyway. With a short script in hand, I appealed to the incredible community of artists, performers and creators that I am fortunate to know.

And at every turn, every single person said yes.

Being able to play in this new format with this diverse and staggeringly talented group of people was an extraordinary joy. The result is something cheeky, gory and bright - a world I am continually delighted to step inside of. I hope your experience of the short will be as fun and dazzling as it was for us to create.

-Writer/Director Maggie Levin