Friday, December 29, 2017

Amazon Release of The Family Way: Coming Home

"The Family Way: Coming Home" is a short prologue to The Family Way story.



Fun Fact on Sue



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Monday, December 25, 2017

Meet Sue!



Lowrie Fawley is cast to play SUE CULTRY in The Family Way.

Sue is the kind of woman that Mother’s Day cards were made for. She cooks, cleans, and keeps her children well-groomed and mannerly. Always the gracious hostess, she’s prepared to put out a few extra seats at the dinner table for the poor souls that Richard brings home from time to time.

Ever the lady, she knows when to engage in conversation and when to excuse herself before things get too crass for her delicate sensibilities.

To her husband, Sue is the perfect partner to keep up appearances. He couldn’t imagine trying to manage a family without her, so he agreed to enforce the few rules she’s set down for the house. Of course, this isn’t always easy when they have house guests.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Macabre Faire Film Festival




"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be showing at the Macabre Faire Film Festival. This festival runs January 12-14th at the Clarion in Ronkonkoma, on Long Island, NY.

Director Shiva Rodriguez will be there, along with Lowrie Fawley ("Sue") and D. Duckie Rodriguez ("Richard") for this celebration of unique and bizarre films!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Meet Tony!


Gregory Lee Cason is cast to play TONY CANON in The Family Way.

Tony is certainly on his way up in the world. He has a lucrative job with plenty of room for advancement, a nice starter-level home in just the right neighborhood, and a very beautiful wife named Vivian.

Unfortunately, Vivian doesn’t seem to understand that appearances are very important when climbing the ladder to success. She has become an endless source of embarrassment to Tony and he’s going to change that by any means possible. Even if it means picking out her clothes and shaming her into submission.

It doesn’t help that Vivian is fiercely devoted to her loser brother Greg. Tony would prefer it if Greg would do them all the courtesy of dropping off the face of the earth. As luck would have it, the young man is getting ready to tie the knot and has a baby on the way which should put some distance between them. While it’s not Tony’s ideal vacation, he agrees to drive the whole gang to Las Vegas to get this ball rolling.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Meet Richard!




D. Duckie Rodriguez is cast to play RICHARD CULTRY in The Family Way.

Richard is the patriarch of the Cultry family. Calm, cool, and calculating… and nothing gets past him.

In his younger years, Richard was quite the charmer while running his gasoline station. What lonely woman wouldn’t be flattered by the suggestive smile of the well-to-do man in a one-horse town? But his romantic flings never lasted very long, at least not until he met Sue.

Nowadays Richard is comfortably settled down in his role as a family man. He’s got a fine life with his wife and two sons, plus the young man that he saved from a bad siltation a few years ago. He keeps his gas station stocked with anything that a farmer could want. It’s no wonder that everyone in town thinks of him as a pillar of the community.

Of course, nobody in town knows that Richard also provides for his family by using some of his old tricks on the occasional weary travelers.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Fun Fact on Vivian


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Monday, December 4, 2017

We let these two loose at TBUFF???




Writer/Actor D. Duckie Rodriguez and Writer/Director Shiva Rodriguez hit the red carpet at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival last weekend while taking full advantage of the casualness of this Florida film festival.


A second stroll on the red carpet with film poster designer Josh Noftz.


They report that the most frequently-shown clip from "The Family Way: Coming Home" was of little Sarah punching Crawford.  This seemed to take everyone by surprise to see some pint-sized girl power in action!

(You can see this memorable moment in the "Coming Home" trailer.)

Shiva also ran into film producer Lynne Hansen, who actually inspired the custom T-shirt she's sporting!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Meet Vivian!




Mel Heflin is cast to play VIVIAN CANON in The Family Way.

Vivian and her brother Greg had a really rough childhood. Abandoned by their father and raised by an abusive and alcoholic mother, Vivian often escaped from her miserable life by creating her own fantasy world. She dreamed of being rescued by a knight in shining armor.

Unfortunately, the knight she found has more than a few dents in his armor.

Vivian’s marriage to Tony has done little more than upgrade her prison cell. Knowing that going back home is the only other option, she takes her husband’s mental and emotional abuse as best she can and still retreats to her fantasy world for solace.

It pains her to know that her brother is about to get into a loveless marriage himself, but she agrees to accompany him on the long road trip to Las Vegas.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Join us in Tampa Bay, Florida!



"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be screening at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival this Friday (December 1).

It will be showing in the late night Friday horror block, but you'll want to come early to see a lot of great scary movies playing the whole evening!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Invest in The Family Way movie



This Family Way feature film is now seeking investors!

You can find all the information about this revenue-sharing opportunity here:
https://wefunder.com/rogue.chimera

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3 Nominations at TBUFF

Congratulations are in order for the entire cast and crew of "The Family Way: Coming Home" for being nominated for Best Horror Film at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival.


Also to Nicholas Trivisonno, who is up for Best Leading Actor for his portrayal as the teen-aged "Crawford". And D. Duckie Rodriguez who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as "Richard".

"Coming Home" will be screening in the Late Night Friday Frights block on December 1st at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival.

Monday, November 13, 2017

RVA Showcase



Producer Lowrie Fawley takes the mic during a Q&A session after the screening of "The Family Way: Coming Home" at the RVA Filmmaker Showcase in Richmond, VA last night.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Things 2 Fear



Congratulations to the cast and crew of "The Family Way: Coming Home" for the film's honorable mention in the month-long Things 2 Fear film festival!



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Screening at TBUFF


"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be screening at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. 

In the "Late Night Fright" block on Friday, December 1st!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Upstate NY Horror Film Festival



"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be screening at the Upstate NY Horror Film Festival in the first shorts block on Friday, October 13th.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tampa Florida Screening



"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be screening at the Halloween Horror Picture Show in Tampa, Florida.  October 1st in the Short Block (10am-2pm).

The Halloween Horror Picture Show

Friday, September 22, 2017

Greetings from WIHFF!



The Family Way screenwriters Shiva Rodriguez and D. Duckie Rodriguez rock the red carpet as only they know how for the Women in Horror Film Festival where the script is a finalist.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Coming Home in New York!



"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be screening at the Upstate NY Horror Film Festival in Rochester, NY.

See the Festival's Event Page Here.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Family Way at Women in Horror Film Festival



The Family Way feature screenplay is a finalist in the screenwriting category!

Screenwriters Shiva Rodriguez and D. Duckie Rodriguez will be attending the three day festival from Sept 21-24th.

Lots of great films and events to be experienced at the festival!  Check out The Women in Horror Film Festival Website!

Monday, August 28, 2017

"Coming Home" screening in Tampa, Florida




"The Family Way: Coming Home" will be screening this year at the Halloween Horror Picture Show in Tampa, Florida.

Screening is scheduled for the first shots block (10am-2pm) on Sunday, October 1st.

See the website for all the details: The Halloween Horror Picture Show

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Oniros winner!


Congratulations to Nicholas Trivisonno, who played the diabolical teenager "Crawford"!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review from One Film Fan



"Director/co-writer Shiva Rodriguez and co-writer/co-producer/actor D. Duckie Rodriguez very smartly utilize every moment of their 16-minute horror film’s runtime to excellent effect, blasting the viewer with both the sheer brutality of a serial killer’s activities and deranged mind while also illustrating the very calculating intelligence of his initially unknown pursuers, making them just as unhinged and creepy as he is, possibly even more so."

Read the full review here.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Review from Sick Flix



 "For a short film to work, it must get right into the action and immediately pull you in. Fortunately, Coming Home does just that and, right from the cold-open, sets up a world that you want to see more of."

Excerpt of review from Sick Flix.
See the full review here.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review from Rick's Cutting Room



"There is minimal gore and it is appropriate for the scenes. Nothing gratuitous or unnecessarily over-the-top. For an independent project, the editing and other technical aspects are on par with studio productions."  - Rick's Cutting Room


See the full review

Women In Horror Film Festival


The Family Way feature screenplay is a finalist in The Women In Horror Film Festival!



Friday, July 28, 2017

Marcus Koch joins the Family



Marcus Koch joins the crew to do some of the gruesome special effects in The Family Way. He is known for his work on feature films such as Sinners and Saints, We Are Still Here, 100 Tears, Mohawk, Krampus Unleashed, and the American Guinea Pig film series. Marcus also recently directed American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock.

Review of Coming Home




"The Family Way: Coming Home hits all the right horror notes. It’s decently crafted, well-written, and paced just right. There are a few plangent tones here and there (to maintain the musical metaphor), but it does what it’s supposed do: leave you wanting more." 

- Excerpt of review by Dave Dubrow published on July 28, 2017. See the full review here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Women in Horror

This just in!

Both The Family Way feature screenplay and "Coming Home" prologue short film are semi-finalists in the Women In Horror Film Festival!

This is a great event that celebrates women who work in the horror genre and we're thrilled that Writer/Director Shiva Rodriguez is in the running to participate in this festival!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Catherine Corcoran joins the cast of The Family Way


Catherine Corcoran coming in for the role of "Jessica" in The Family Way.

She is best known for her starring role in Troma Entertainment's award-winning Return to Nuke'Em High Vol. 1 & 2, also spearheading Troma's "Occupy Cannes" campaign and its subsequent documentary.

Her career includes a supporting role in the recent feature Chuck alongside Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts. She also co-starred on the television series Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, and MTV Pranks.

Catherine appeared in the horror films Terrifier and 100 Acres of Hell while also working under the mentorship of Academy Award-winning Directors Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones) and Josh Fox (Gasland).

www.catherinecorcoran.info

Sunday, July 9, 2017

"Coming Home" Reviewed by Feel The Reel



Our short prologue film "Coming Home" does exactly what it was intended to do!

"We hope that ‘Coming Home’ is just a pilot episode, or a trailer to an upcoming movie that will change everything we know about films of this kind. Yes, we truly hope so, because what we’ve seen in those fifteen minutes was absolutely astonishing."

See the full review here!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

"Coming Home" Reviewed by The Independent Critic



 The short film "Coming Home" was reviewed by Richard Propes of The Independent Critic.

"An inventive and twisty short, Coming Home has a seemingly good time building up your expectations for one storyline only to make a labyrinthian turn in another direction that may have not been expected but makes perfectly good sense. "

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

Monday, July 3, 2017

"Coming Home" in Italy



"Coming Home", the short prologue film for The Family Way, was selected for the June 2017 edition of the Roma Cinema Doc.