Artistic Documentary Project Seeking Therians & Otherkin

MarieElisaScheidt-DocumentaryVampire Community News (VCN) is passing this media solicitation along to those in the Therian and Otherkin Communities who may be interested in participating:


Dear Therians and Otherkins,

My name is Elisa and I’m a film student from Munich, Germany. I’m looking for open-minded people who would like to be part in an artistic documentary project, my first feature-length film called “Seven curls for the untamed”. My current research is on the borderline between human and animal nature, and I’m looking for stories of people who feel connected with their animal nature, of men and women who live and even play with their inner wild side. The project encompasses otherkin culture, modern dance, rewilding projects and people who live off the grid. I don’t want to make a documentary that explains what all those concepts mean and how they relate, but I want to make a semi-fictional film that will crystallize the process of and desire for being wild and will combine the real and the mythical, the visceral and the abstract. I’m thinking about telling those little micro-stories in video loops and connecting them through a spiral-like narrative.

My major inspiration was J. H. Ballard, he writes: “The suburbs dream of violence. Asleep in their drowsy villas, sheltered by benevolent shopping malls, they wait patiently for the nightmares that will wake them into a more passionate world.” I’m interested that the idea of “wilderness” as a completely human construction. I’d say that any frontier between human and animal nature is imaginary. We are animals, and the behaviors we deem unique are nothing but “fancy” ritualized animal behaviors. And while this may sound bad for many people, as they’d feel offended to be “compared” with animals, for me i find this thought very comfortable and quite obvious. Even our most complex expressions of love and emotion and science, in the end, have deep and critical animal elements. In part people fail to acknowledge this, I think, because they fail to appreciate the complexities of animal personalities and emotions and minds. they have this distant tv-based perception of animals, and/or are biased by their experience with domestic animals (which have been selected for thousands years to be infantilized in their appearance and behavior), and have no idea how we are the same as those domesticated animals and they are the same as us. The distinction that humans are different because they are rational, or because they are artistic, or etc, is just a monstrous oversimplification of “animal” nature and of art itself, in my opinion.

If you want to know more about my work, check out:
http://www.marieelisascheidt.com

Please email me if you are interested or have any questions.
I would love to get to know you!

Thanks so much and best wishes,

Elisa

mail@marieelisascheidt.com

16 July 2013

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – July 12, 2013 Update

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If you are reading this post and identify as either a Real Vampi(y)re, Donor, Therian, or Otherkin you are strongly encouraged you join the Global VDTORS Community Directory by completing the Sign-Up Form located at the following link.

Sign-Up Form: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html
Maps & Database: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html


The Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory is now 100% updated through July 12, 2013.  More than 1,302 Vampires, Donors, Therians, & Otherkin + Researchers & Supporters have joined from nearly 60 countries!  The next major update will occur in mid-August or early September 2013.  We have fully implemented the Unique Identifier (UID) and Regional Contact System which will provide secure contact options for those who desire such while limiting outward-facing identification risk.  If you’re a VDTORS participant please check your e-mail for the link to the private UID submission portal or contact us at VVCNotification@gmail.com.  The main directory map is best viewed in full screen mode and refer to the symbol legend for more information.  We’ve also streamlined the database chart into PDF format for faster page loading and mobile accessibility for this latest July 2013 update.

One of the benefits of this directory is that it can be ported to virtually any geovisualization platform and once we cross the threshold of approximately 1,750 or so participants we can begin more advanced geovisual analytics and modeling.  We will soon be able to extrapolate average age differences between communities and different areas of the World, highlight regions of greater concentration of sanguinarian versus psychic feeding vampires, overlay existing census data of large population centers onto our own ‘hot-spots’ of activity for comparison, examine geographic pockets of therian and otherkin concentration as compared to Howls, Packs, and established groups, and countess other statistical points of interest.  It should go without saying; but if you know any Vampi(y)res, Donors, Therians, and Otherkin who have yet to sign up for the Directory please point them to the Sign Up Form — for example once we receive approx. 35-50 additional therians/otherkin (exclusive) we’ll be providing split maps exclusively for these groups.  As the Directory grows so shall the amount features we’ll be adding.

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Geographical Maps & Database:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Sign Up Form:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

GLOBAL V.D.T.O.R.S. COMMUNITY DIRECTORY MAP
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/Directory/GlobalDirectoryMap.html
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General Statistics – July 2013:

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION:

48/50 U.S. States + District of Columbia & Puerto Rico
59 Countries

68.6% – U.S. (893)
31.4% – Non-U.S. (409)

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, & Venezuela

IDENTITY TYPE DISTRIBUTION:

Vampi(y)res:  1,010
Donors:  256
Therians/Therianthropes*:  176
Otherkin*:  283
Researchers/Supporters (Exclusive):  49

* Includes all self-identified (T/O/VT/VO/VTO) Therians, Otherkin, Vampire/Therian, Vampire/Otherkin, & Vampire/Therian/Otherkin combinations.

GENDER DISTRIBUTION:

38.7% – Male (504)
57.2% – Female (745)
4.1% – Transgender/Other (53)

AGE DISTRIBUTION:

1982.63 – 31 Years Of Age

Asylum Entertainment Seeking To Cast Vampires & Otherkin For Docu-Series

AsylumEntertainmentLogoPassing this along to the Vampire & Otherkin Communities since Asylum Entertainment has already made it public via other blogs, casting websites, and direct e-mail announcements which exponentially increases the likelihood of ‘highly questionable’ and/or ‘non-ideal participants’ stepping forward to claim their 15 minutes at the expense of the entire subculture or community…

Asylum Entertainment is seeking people to cast who are involved in unique subcultures or with unusual lifestyles for a TV Docu-Series on major cable network.

Vampire Specific Request:

Casting new documentary series for major cable network on the unique subculture of Vampires. Looking to follow a vampire through their daily lives and show stories of what life is like in this unique subculture. Looking for unique stories and characters to tell their stories.

1. Male/Female
2. 18 – 30
a) Coming out to family members or friends that have no idea you are a vampire
b) Culminating to a major event like a wedding etc.
c) Relationship of a vampire and non vampire
d) Vampire family or raising kids

General Public Casting Call Posting:

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SUBCULTURES OR WITH UNUSUAL LIFESTYLES WANTED
CASTING AWARD-WINNING TV DOCU-SERIES FOR MAJOR CABLE NETWORK

We are searching NATIONWIDE for people who are involved in unique SUBCULTURES or with UNUSUAL LIFESTYLES to be featured in a new television docu-series from an award-winning production company and a major cable network.

* Do you live an USUAL LIFESTYLE or partake in a unique SUBCULTURE?
* Maybe you’re one of the Furries, Otherkin, Bronies, Vampires, Adult Babies – or ANY others not listed?
* Tired of not showing friends or family the REAL you?
* Have a secret life you want revealed?
* Want to put it out there to the world?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We are seeing singles or couples ages 18-30 who are involved in unusual subcultures for a television docu-series that will follow you and your friends and family as you “come out” and reveal a part of yourself and your life they have never seen.

If you have a major event coming up (e.g., wedding, etc.), that is a big plus!

TO SUBMIT: E-Mail ALL the information requested below to: ashaw@asylument.com or edobrin@asylument.com

Be sure to include:

1. Your name (first and last)
2. Age
3. Contact phone number
4. City/State where you live
5. A bit about yourself, your lifestyle/subculture, and why you’d be great for this show
6. Recent photos (jpg format please)

June 2013 In Review

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Vampire Community News (VCN) – June 2013 In Review

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Directory Update – 100% Operational + UID & Regional Contact System Available
June 1, 2013
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html

Taboo – National Geographic – Real Vampires w/Belfazaar Ashantison
June 4, 2013
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/06/05/taboo-national-geographic-channel-real-vampires-wbelfazaar/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePItlhv4S4c

Are Vampires Real? – All About Occult
June 6, 2013
http://allaboutoccult.blogspot.com/2013/06/are-vampires-real.html

Vampires Are Among Us: Psychic Vampires – Astral Society
June 8, 2013
http://astralsociety.net/vampires-are-among-us-psychic-vampires/

Vampire Mum-Of-Two – I Drink Nearly Two Liters Of Blood A Month – Mirror UK
June 10, 2013
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/vampire-mum-of-two-i-drink-two-1943342

Real Life Vampire & Loving Mother Sucks Human Blood – Julia Caples aka Lady DarkRose
June 10, 2013
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/06/10/real-life-vampire-loving-mother-sucks-human-blood/

SAVA Clarifies Uneducated Claims Of Blood Drinking & “Satanic Crimes”
June 10, 2013
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/sava-clarifies-uneducated-claims-of-blood-drinking-satanic-crimes/

When You Think Your Mother Is A Vampire – Michael Brown
June 11, 2013
http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2013/06/11/when-you-think-your-mother-is-a-vampire-n1617474

So… A Vampire, You Say?? – Realm Of Shadows
June 11, 2013
http://realmsofshadows.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/so-a-vampire-you-say/

Researching Identity Group Experiences & Perceptions Of Therapy – Seeking Otherkin, Vampires, & Therians
June 11, 2013
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/06/11/researching-identity-group-experiences-perceptions-of-therapy/

Woman Recounts Ordeal In ‘Vampire’s’ House – Kenya
June 12, 2013
http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000085741&story_title=woman-recounts-ordeal-in-vampire-s-house

Craving The Limelight: Julia Caples (Lady DarkRose)
June 12, 2013
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/craving-the-limelight-by-octarine-valur/

Happy 10th Annual World Blood Donor Day!
June 14, 2013
http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2013/en/index.html

The 137th Court of Lazarus – New York City
June 16, 2013
http://www.facebook.com/events/513238602064394/

Russian Vampire Community Helping Animals
June 19, 2013
http://darkfess.ru/rvc-knackers-yard-in-the-belgorod-region-russia/

Musician Claims Children Exposed To Occult Rituals
June 24, 2013
http://www.legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20130624082735517

Two Major Projects Of The Vampire Community – Starline
June 24, 2013
http://sangvamplife.blogspot.com/2013/06/two-major-projects-of-vampire-community.html