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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015)

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A Spike Lee Joint, DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS is a new kind of love story, one that centers on an addiction to blood that once doomed a long forgotten ancient African tribe. When Dr. Hess Green is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator, Lafayette Hightower, he is uncontrollably drawn into a newfound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul. He however is not a vampire. Lafayette quickly succumbs to the ravenous nature of the infliction but leaves Hess a transformed man. Soon Lafayette’s wife, Ganja Hightower, comes looking for her husband and becomes involved in a dangerous romance with Hess that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$1,250,000
Domestic Releases: February 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Gravitas Ventures
Video Release: January 13th, 2015 by Gravitas Ventures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 123 minutes
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Keywords: Remake, LGBT, Crowdfunding, Vampire, Suicide Attempt, Prostitution, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Zaraah Abrahams    Ganja Hightower
Stephen Tyrone Williams    Dr. Hess Green
Rami Malek    Seneschal
Elvis Nolasco    Lafayette Hightower
Steven Hauck    Dr. Wood
Thomas Jefferson Byrd    Bishop Zee
Joie Lee    Nurse Colquitt
Felicia Pearson    Lucky Mays
Jeni Perillo    Sahara Paysinger
Donna Dixon    Ms. Blair

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Production and Technical Credits

Spike Lee    Screenwriter
Bill Gunn    Screenwriter
Bill Gunn    Story Creator
Chiz Schultz    Producer
Spike Lee    Producer
Kay Lee    Production Designer
Randall Wilkins    Editor
Bruce Hornsby    Composer
Daniel Patterson    Director of Photography

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