Interview with Screenwriter Bruna Rubio (VAMPIRAS)

Bruna Rubio’s short film was showcased at the best of Under 5min. Film Festival in January. An extremely unique, funny, and scary story about Spanish Female Vampires living in Los Angeles.

I recently chatted with Bruna and chatted with her about her short film:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Bruna Rubio: As a Latina I was always wondering why can we have our own vampire TV show 🙂

It’s never been done in Spanish a vampire TV series so my idea was create the first Spanish vampire TV series . So I did Vampiras with the idea of a sizzle reel for a TV series.

Matthew: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

Bruno: Everything happened really fast…one day I stayed up all night and wrote the script and 1 week later I put a credit together and did some auditions. Since I have my own movie studio in Los Angeles I was able to get done fast . So took me 3 weeks from start to fully edited.

Matthew: How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Bruno: Surprising and funny

Matthew: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Bruno: I really didn’t have any … I was 100% focused on getting it done ASAP and everything went well.

Matthew: What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

Bruno: I love the first girl totally got my original idea of Vampiras been a TV series 🙂 The porn part was also funny. have to understand that Spanish TV it’s always a little cheese lol .Also that was my intention … to have the old school vampire formula… of dark comedy mixed with surprises and a little bit of sexy.

Matthew: What is the future of Vampiras? This seems like a film that is a setup to a large film.

Bruno:  I would love for Vampiras to be a TV series but I am also looking into making it as a full movie and I already wrote the script and it has so many cool things !! Luna is actually a detective and when the judge can not put a bad guy in jail the Luna take justice on her own at night …

Matthew: What film have you seen the most in your life?

Bruno: I must admit the answer is Indiana Jones 🙂

Matthew: What is next for you? A new film?

Bruno: I just finished my second one and we are on post ending the film with animation… This one is in English and it’s very dramatic …and it mix real with animation.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for VAMPIRAS:


Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to for more information and to submit your work to the festival.


By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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