Zachary Levi Will Lend A Cameo As Himself And Actor Chris Doubek And Newcomer Rebecca Wagner Also Join The Cast
BTS Photos Reveal New Cast Members As Filming Gets Underway In Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas – August 4, 2017 – Rooster Teeth, the visionary entertainment and media company behind Lazer Team, Red vs Blue and RWBY, today announced Seychelle Gabriel (Sleight) as the lead female role in their latest feature film, Blood Fest. Also joining Blood Fest are Chris Doubek (Boyhood), Rebecca Wagner and Zachary Levi (Chuck) as a cameo. Previously announced cast members include Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Robbie Kay (Heroes: Reborn), Rooster Teeth’s Barbara Dunkelman (RWBY), Nick Rutherford (SNL, Crunch Time) and Tate Donovan (The Man in the High Castle).
Check out the cast on location in Austin, Texas in these photos!
Gabriel has signed on to play Sam, the lead female role, opposite Kay, who will play the lead male role, Dax. In Blood Fest, Sam is Dax’s best friend, and along with the hapless Krill (Jacob Batalon), the trio gets pulled into the adventure of a lifetime, if they can survive it.
“I’ve been a fan of Seychelle Gabriel for years,” said the film’s writer and director, Owen Egerton. “She brings this cool strength and humor to her character. Seychelle is not playing a damsel in distress. She’s playing a damsel ready to pick up a machete and kick some ass.”
Egerton is a screenwriter who has twice appeared on the industry-famous “Black List,” and has written and directed the films Follow and The Axe Murders of Villisca. Egerton has also written for Ryan Murphy Productions, Fox, Warner Bros. and Disney, and is the author of four novels including the recently released “Hollow.”
Blood Fest synopsis
Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world knowledge must band together and battle through every madman, monstrosity and terrifying scenario if they have any hope of surviving.
Seychelle Gabriel starred as “Lourdes” in the TNT series FALLING SKIES produced by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks TV. She can be seen as the female lead opposite Jacob Latimore in SLEIGHT, directed by JD Dillard, and appears in STEPHANIE, directed by Akiva Goldsman, both of which were produced by Blumhouse and released by Universal. Seychelle recently recurred on the FBC series SLEEPY HOLLOW. Seychelle also voiced the role of “Asami Sato” in Nickelodeon’s critically acclaimed animated series THE LEGEND OF KORRA.
Blood Fest will appear on FIRST, Rooster Teeth’s premium SVOD service available at roosterteeth.com/first and on Xbox One, Apple TV, iOS and Android apps; subscriptions start at $5 a month.