By Christy Swift
Photos Courtesy of Dave Powers
The next vampire flick you see might have been filmed in Sebring.
Beautiful Monsters, an independent film written and directed by Dave Powers, was filmed on his property in Sebring, but you won’t know that when you see it. With drone footage of quiet, wooded areas in Sun ‘N Lake and gothic elements like homemade coffins with metal grates, the 10-minute short film has a creepy, timeless feel that will hopefully win awards at the Orlando Independent Filmmakers film festival on November 5th.
The story is about a man (played by assistant director and actor Jimmy Paul) who falls in love with a vampire (played by actor Chase Shellee). The problem is, she’s already married to another vampire (played by Powers). Paul’s character kidnaps both of them and keeps them locked up in coffins, injecting himself with their blood to stay alive, while he professes his love to Shellee’s character over 200 years.
“It’s the ultimate story of unrequited love,” Powers says.