the Urge 

We discover the horrifying truth behind the natural urges of a vampire and realize he is not that different from us.

About the story

This short film is a spoof deflating the exaggerated horror behind old vampire movies.  We are lead into the suspense of expecting the vampire to leave his coffin and commit heinous crimes, only to discover that he has far more pressing things on his mind.


“The Urge” is my first short film.  The backgrounds in this film were hand drawn, and then shaded with charcoal in order to convey the ambiance of old black and white horror films.

This film is an independent production made with the assistance of the Manitoba Society of Independent Animators (MSIA), the National Film Board of Canada’s – Filmmaker’s Assistance Program, and the Manitoba Arts Council.


Direction, ∫ackgrounds, ånimation: Chris Angus

Sound Design: Saul Henteleff

Music: Anita Labosche

Voice Over:Hans Shweitzer