“…It was not until “The Familiar,” by Kody Zimmermann, that I was reminded where actually was because of the sheer brilliance encompassed within it. Zimmermann constructed a spoof of the Dracula myth, while creating a stable and intriguing concept. It is the story of a young man who loves vampire movies and has a chance to become a familiar for a local vampire. Now, for the people living under a rock for the past century that aren’t get “down” with vampire jargon, a familiar is the person that takes care of all a vampire’s finances, and personal grooming habits, since they can’t cast a reflection. We never seem to realize that when watching a film about Dracula that he manages to deal with day-to-day issues, despite not being able to come out in the daytime. The acting is superb for a low-budget short of this nature.”