The Vampire Upstairs

Film Festival

Oct. 31–Nov. 6, 2022


The Vampire Upstairs is a horror movie made for the entire family. A brother and his little sister move into a rural country house where their neighbor upstairs is not quite what he seems. One night the siblings gather their courage and sneak up the stair case. What they find and who they meet will change both of them forever.

Genre: Short
Theme: Ooh Scary

Joe Singh

Joe Singh is an indigenous filmmaker, writer, actor, and comedian. He was born in Los Angeles, California on March 20, 1983. He is a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Joe speaks four languages and has lived in Paraguay, San Diego, Austin, Boston, North Dakota, and Kansas. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Haskell Indian Nations University in 2020. Joe is known for critically-acclaimed films such as “Lemon Meringue” and “The Vampire Upstairs”. He enjoys horror movies, bodies of water, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. His goal in life is to be an example of positivity and light to those he encounters.


Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Film Runtime: 17:01

Walt Pourier

Vice Chair

Walt is Oglala Lakota and created the logo for Urban Rez. He is Creative Director, owner of Nakota Designs Advertising Designs and Graphics. Executive Director of the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.