The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Bite Me + Naomi McDougall Jones Q&A — Presented by the Joyful Vampire Tour of America

The Joyful Vampire Tour of America presents a one-night-only Orange County screening of the independent feature film, BITE ME, a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. 

Join us in Orange County for an unforgettable screening of Bite Me! and a Q&A with the film’s writer and star, Naomi McDougall Jones!

8pm: Screening + Q&A with the film’s writer/star
10:30pm: A Joyful Vampire Shindig

A Joyful Vampire Shindig is a chance to meet the filmmakers and team behind Bite Me, celebrate, laugh, and chat with your fellow audience members, but, most importantly, Joyful Vampire Shindigs are a chance for each and every person to celebrate whatever makes them feel most joyful.

Everyone is invited to wear a special outfit to their screening/vampire shindig – it can be a vampire costume, of course, but it could also be a tiara, wings, a Viking dress, a Christmas sweater – really anything that makes you feel fabulous and joyful. That thing that you love but have thought, “but when the heck am I ever going to wear this?” Wear that. Now.

Part-party, part-event, part celebration, each Vampire Shindig is a space where everyone is welcome, nobody is judged, and every uniqueness, large and small, is given room to be expressed.

Come wearing whatever you like and get ready for the most joyful night you’ll have all month!

The Joyful Vampire Tour of America is a 3-month, 50-screening, 40-city, RV-fueled event and screening tour of the independent feature film, “Bite Me.” You can learn all about it and follow along through our weekly docu-series throughout the tour here:

We look forward to seeing you in Orange County! 

Starring: Christian Coulson (Harry PotterNashvilleMozart in the Jungle), Naomi McDougall Jones (Imagine I’m Beautiful), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), and Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black)
With Antino Crowley-Kamenwati, Harold Surratt, Mahira Kakkar, Mia Romero, and Cynthia Mace

Directed by: Meredith Edwards
Written by Naomi McDougall Jones
Produced by: Sarah Wharton, Naomi McDougall Jones
Executive Producers: Jack Lechner and Joanne Zippel

“The journey that Sarah and James take, along with the rest of the colorful, witty, and funny characters who dance throughout the story, is wonderful to watch.” — Aimee Krenz,

“BITE ME is the answer to the cookie-cutter rom-coms we’ve come to hate and it works best when it is at its most subversive.” — AD Greer, Facts Not Included, The Podcast

“First time director Meredith Edwards works with a subtlety that lets the story unfold in such a genuine way that you can’t help but root for Sarah and James. Star and screenwriter Naomi McDougall Jones shares a ton of the credit for a film which I can only hope that finds a wider audience in the future, as this is a gem that deserves to be found.” — Mac Williams, Fanboy Planet