Blood & Popcorn, a Film Festival / Fundraiser, will showcase local filmmaking talent as well as the work of some of innovative Horror filmmakers from around the world working today. Fabio Soares is just one of the many award winning filmmakers whose work will be shown.

It will be held on August 1, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Vine Cinema and Alehouse, 1722 First St., Livermore.

Organizer Nicole De Meneses is an independent filmmaker working in the Bay Area. She has worked in Media Arts and Animation as a storyboard artist and animator for over 10 years, creating various print and commercial campaigns for startups and small businesses. In the last few years, She has focused on live action filmmaking and specifically on making genre films that are micro funded and incorporate social commentary.

Her latest film project is a Paranormal Thriller called "The Ghost of Stow Lake".

The film follows a newly engaged couple who go to San Francisco for the weekend, they take in the sites and hit up the bars and clubs. After reconnecting with old friends they learn the frightening story of "The Ghost of Stow Lake". The two get more than they bargained for when they unwittingly invite "The Ghost of Stow Lake" into their lives. Can the couple's engagement survive the ghostly weekend? Will the "The Ghost of Stow Lake" put an end to their dreams of wedded bliss?

Admission sales and fees from raffle tickets will directly fund an independent Horror feature film being filmed in the Bay Area this summer.

Raffle prizes are valued at $100 and beyond and were donated from local business.