Monday, December 10, 2018

Cast and Crew at TBUFF

At the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival on Dec. 9, 2018.

Left to Right:  Steve Cardona ("Thor"), Dustin Mueller (Production Assistant), Bob Glazier ("Odin"), Shiva Rodriguez (Director/ "Sigyn"), Sandra Nye (Production Manager), D.Duckie Rodriguez ("Loki"), and Virginia Jasper (Craft Services).

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Cast at Spooky Empire

Garith Pettibone ("Tyr"), D. Duckie Rodriguez ("Loki"), Shiva Rodriguez ("Sigyn"), and Steven Cardona ("Thor") at the screening of "Father of Lies" on October 28, 2018.

Fun Fact: Director Shiva Rodriguez started building her cosplay outfit long before "Father of Lies" was even written. It was a funny coincidence that she ended up introducing the film dressed like Marvel's Loki character.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tampa, FL screening in December

"Father of Lies" will be screening at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival on December 9th in the 3:35pm Sci Fi & Fantasy Film block.

You can purchase advance tickets HERE.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Screening at Spooky Empire

"Father of Lies" will be screening at Spooky Empire's Film Festival in Orlando. It will be in the Florida Horror Shorts Group B starting at 1:15pm on Sunday, October 28th.


Director Shiva Rodriguez will be there along with some of the cast and crew members.  If you are a big horror/sci-fi fan, this is one of those big events that is not to be missed!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Father of Lies Premiere

Father of Lies will be screening at the Shawna Shea Film Festival on October 4th in the Shorts Program starting at 4:30PM. 

More information and how to get tickets can be found on the website

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kinsey Krutzler as "Hel"

The goddess of death is one of the most powerful of the gods, but she'll always be Daddy's little girl.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Shiva Rodriguez as "Sigyn"

Brave Sigyn will do anything to protect her children, even if it means defying the All-Father.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Blayze Hippensteel as "Rick"

Rachel's son Rick wants to follow in his mother's footsteps. Unfortunately, those footsteps lead down a pretty dark road.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Garith Pettibone as "Tyr"

Odin's sullen son Tyr is the god of war and justice. But sometimes justice is only what the All-Father orders it to be.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Michelle Nunez as "Ashley"

Young Ashley knows all there is to know about legends and mythology. Or at least she thinks she does. She's about to be tested on that.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jonathan Foster as "Balder"

Odin's most beloved son was brought up believing that nothing could harm him. However, not even his fierce brothers can protect him from the wrath of a vengeful god.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Festival Premiere!

"Father of Lies" will have its first festival screening at the Shawna Shea Film Festival in October.

Screening date, time, and location will be announced as soon as the schedule is made available.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Avid Pauly as "Caleb"

This college professor may know a lot about unusual flora, but there are far more dangerous things lurking in these woods.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Bob Glazier as "Odin"

The All-Father's wisdom is extraordinary, but even he cannot know what his orders will set into motion when he tries to prevent the future.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Lowrie Fawley as "Rachel"

Cunning and deceitful, Rachel thinks she can claw her way up the social ladder on the back of an ambitious college professor. Unfortunately for her, she's about to meet her match!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

D. Duckie Rodriguez as "Loki"

 Trickster god Loki spirals into madness while seeking vengeance for his lost family.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Steven Cardona as "Thor"

Odin's most famous son, Thor is the god of thunder and he has the temper to match!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Behind The Scenes - Girl Power!

Producer Lowrie Fawley and Director Shiva Rodriguez on the set of "Father of Lies" in May 2018.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Behind the Scenes - Timing is Everything

Steven Cardona ("Thor") and Shiva Rodriguez ("Sigyn") have some difficulty with timing while filming a fight scene in "Father of Lies".

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Behind The Scenes - The One-Handed God

Special effects department having a lot of fun with a bitten-off hand gag on Garith Pettibone ("Tyr").

Friday, June 15, 2018

Behind the Scenes - The Poetic Edda

D. Duckie Rodriguez ("Loki") attempts to sing a few lines from the Poetic Edda in the original language for audio on "Father of Lies"

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Behind The Scenes - There Will Be Blood

FX Makeup artist Nichole Sweeney is having way too much fun getting bloody on the set of "Father of Lies" with director Shiva Rodriguez and actor Blayze Hippensteel.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Behind the Scenes - Don't Touch the Key!

Actors Blayze Hippensteel ("Rick") and D. Duckie Rodriguez ("Loki") ham it up while filming a scene from "Father of Lies".

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Behind the Scenes - Fighting Shape!

Actors/Stuntpeople D. Duckie Rodriguez ("Loki"), Shiva Rodriguez ("Sigyn"), and Garith Pettibone ("Tyr") take a break from beating each other up on the set of "Father of Lies".

Friday, June 1, 2018

Behind the Scenes - Tyr and Sigyn

Some out-takes from behind-the-scenes of a fight scene.

"Father of Lies" was filmed in early May 2018.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Behind the Scenes - Laid Back Crew

Brian Neris (audio), Phil Kral (director of photography), and Manny Serrano (camera) take a break from the Florida heat while filming "Father of Lies".

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Behind The Scenes - The Kids

Actors Michelle Nunez ("Ashley") and Blayze Hippensteel ("Rick") chill out on the set of "Father of Lies".

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Remembering The Gods - Sigyn

Sigyn, Loki's dutiful wife.

We don't hear of her much nowadays, as Loki has become known as a handsome villain (or anti-hero) that doesn't seem to do well in relationships. When she is mentioned in contemporary books, it's often as a woman who fawns all over her husband and gets to be quite annoying.

But what kind of woman would be married to the likes of Loki?

The old myths always portray Sigyn as being completely devoted to Loki, being the only one of the AEsir who was so obviously in love with the Jotunn among them. But she was an AEsir, and that would hardly make her a delicate little flower.  While some tales claim that Loki wasn't the greatest husband in the world, how would he really feel about a woman who accepted him for who he was and made such great efforts to comfort him in his times of need?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Remembering The Gods - Tyr

Tyr, the God of War.

He is often over-looked in modern times while Odin is now credited for being the wise warrior. When he is mentioned, it's usually as being the great hero who goes into battle on the side of all that is good.

But what would a god of war really be like?

A being whose chief purpose is to indulge in wholesale slaughter couldn't possibly be too pleasant to be around. Even losing his right hand didn't stop him from indulging in his favorite activity.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Remembering The Gods - Balder

Balder, The Beautiful

Today he is thought of as being the super-model of Viking lore, a pleasant gentleman with a gentle soul that everyone just loves to be around.

Does that really sound like someone the Asgardians would love?

It is true that the old myths feature Balder as a man so beloved by (almost) everyone that promises were made by everything in their world that nothing would ever cause him harm.

But what would make such a man so popular in a world where violence and feasting were the most favored pastimes?

Monday, February 26, 2018

Remembering The Gods - Loki

Loki the Trickster.

In recent years he has been portrayed as half-villain and half-hero Frost Giant, but always looking for what's best for himself. Arrogant, deceitful, and always grasping for power.

But was the Sly One always so bad?

The old tales tell of an outcast god who lived among the AEsir but was never considered to be one of them. His cleverness and skills in magic were more often than not used to benefit the other gods, even at great pain and humiliation to himself.

Who could blame such a being for looking for acceptance and finally finding it by becoming a husband and father?

Monday, February 19, 2018

Remembering The Gods - Thor

Thor, the famous God of Thunder.

Nowadays when his name is mentioned it brings up images of a handsome blonde man with shining armor, a magical hammer, and a tendency to be a hero and protect mankind.

But that's not how people saw him back in the day.

The Thunderer was quite fearsome and always ready to pound the someone to a pulp with his hammer and ask questions later.  Found of mead, food, women, and fighting, this brute of a god was a very far cry from how people think of him today.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Remembering The Gods - Odin

Odin, the All-Father. Modern day versions of Odin portray him as a wise, kind, and benevolent ruler of Asgard.

But seriously, does that sound like the kind of god that Vikings would respect?

Legends tell us that he sacrificed an eye in order to know the future. How heavy the burden of knowing what the future holds must be! One might even try to prevent the inevitable, even if it means doing some truly nasty things.