Reel Images | Da Sweet Blood of Jesus


Ahead of three-time Black Reel Award filmmaker Spike Lee’s latest joint, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, we have some images from the romantic horror comedy.

Described as a tale about “Human beings who are addicted to blood,” Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a new kind of love story. It has also been described as being a remake — at times scene for scene and shot for shot — of Ganja and Hess, playwright and filmmaker Bill Gunn’s landmark 1973 indie that used vampirism as an ingenious metaphor for black assimilation, white cultural imperialism and the hypocrisies of organized religion.”


Because of the film’s low-budget, it was completed in only 16 days, with filming taking place in Martha’s Vineyard and in New York City.

The film is the first of Lee’s films to be funded through Kickstarter (Lee confirmed that director Steven Soderbergh contributed $10,000 to Lee’s Kickstarter fundraiser to get the film launched into production). It debuted at the American Black Film Festival as the closing film on June 22, 2014.

Starring Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Felicia Pearson, Elvis Nolasco and
Steven Hauck, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus will be released in theaters and on VOD on February 13, 2015.

Check out the images of the film below: