It is 1897 and a city is in turmoil; poor souls are being taken, vanishing without a trace. When the local doctor disappears, word travels to his brother, a young country vet by the name of Newlyn Howell. Spurred on to discover the macabre truth by the enigmatic Alexander Pyre, Newlyn stumbles into a twisted web of deception, murder… and villainous vampires.
Cast & Credits
Anthony Miles as Newlyn Howell, Rachel Shenton as Anna Fitzgerald, John James Woodward as Alexander Pyre, David Lemberg as Linus Hemlock, Simon Hooson as Richard Howell, Ryan Callaghan as The Servant
Chris Stone (Director/Writer/Producer/DP/Editing)
Stephanie Cooper (Writer)
Mark Barnett (Production Assistant)
Blood and Bone China is a feature length Gothic Victorian vampire film that has been broadcast on the internet in 12 bite-sized chunks. It was created and directed by award winning film-maker Chris Stone and set and shot in Chris' home town of Stoke- On-Trent. 'Blood and Bone China' has been made as part of the Stoke Your Fires Film Festival and stars a wealth of up and coming local talent, including 'Hollyoaks' actress Rachel Shenton as journalist Anna Fitzgerald.
The story of Blood and Bone China was partly inspired by a vampire related death that took place in Stoke-on-Trent in 1972. Inside the Gothic mansion that is number 3, The Villas, a man feared for his life. He held an absolute belief that vampires were real and had filled his room with tokens and talismans to stave off the demonic creatures. After going missing, his landlady called the police who broke down the door to his room. He was found lying in bed; he had choked to death on garlic.