TELETTON Series My Babysitter’s a Vampire Starts Production

Fresh TV, in association with TELETOON Canada inc., announced today that production is underway for its first live-action MOW, My Babysitter’s A Vampire. Filming is taking place at a West Toronto soundstage and on location in Hamilton. The movie is set to air on TELETOON in October 2010 on both its English- and French-language services.

My Babysitter’s A Vampire is a fun, family-friendly spin on Twilight meets Adventures in Babysitting. The story unfolds with the first day of high school for 14-year-old Ethan (Matthew Knight: Flashpoint, A Heartland Christmas) and his best pals Benny (Atticus Mitchell: How to be Indie) and Rory (Cameron Kennedy: Toronto Stories and The Latest Buzz). They are determined to shed their ‘geek’ image and finally be cool. But when Ethan’s parents come home from “date night” to find Ethan and Benny having an ice-cream-eating contest while his eight-year-old sister Jane (Ella Jonas Farlinger: Leslie, My Name is Evil) wanders the neighborhood, they slam him with the worst possible punishment: from now on, he’s getting a babysitter on Friday nights! Ethan is mortified when the babysitter turns out to be smokin’ hot Sarah (Vanessa Morgan Mziray: Harriet the Spy, The Latest Buzz) – the girl he’s been crushing on forever.

But Sarah’s got her own problems. Her boyfriend Jesse (Joe Dinicol: Passchendaele, Train 48) is a vampire who bites her against her will, and she’s currently stuck between the human world of the living and the vampire world of the undead. When Sarah leaves Ethan and Benny to save her friend Erica (Kate Todd: Cashing In, Life with Derek), from suffering the same fate as her, the guys follow her and learn the truth – THE BABYSITTER’S A VAMPIRE!!!

Sarah’s BFF Erica, president of THE BIGGEST online “Dusker” group (fans of the cheesy emo vampire movie “Dusk”), has arranged for the world premiere of the sequel “Unbitten” to be held right there in Whitechapel in two weeks. It doesn’t take Sarah and the guys long to realize that Jesse is cooking up his own batch of horror for the very same night.

The smart, fast-paced action comedy spoofs a host of horror movie genres and reminds kids everywhere that no matter what kind of supernatural villains the world has in store, the scariest thing of all is still: High School!…

Created by the award-winning team of Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, and screenplay by Tim Burns (An American Werewolf in Paris, Crank Yankers, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Destroy Malevolence), My Babysitter’s A Vampire is directed by multiple award-winner, Bruce McDonald (Twitch City , Degrassi: The Next Generation , Queer as Folk , ReGenesis and This Is Wonderland .). The film’s director of photography is Rudolph (Rudi) Blahacek (Real Time, Saving God, Wilby Wonderful, Do or Die); Production Designer is Ingrid Jurek (Queer As Folk, The Tracey Fragments, The Good Witch); and VFX Supervisors are Bret Culp and Martin Tori.

My Babysitter’s A Vampire was developed by Fresh TV, in association with TELETOON Canada inc. Executive Producers are Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, Brian Irving and George Elliott; Associate Producer Robin McLeod and Producer Lynn Mallay.

My Babysitter’s A Vampire is produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit Program.