Director Shiva Rodriguez is interviewed on the Hanging With Web Show at Fantasm horror convention to talk about indie film-making, "The Guild" and "Father of Lies". Watch the episode.
January 28, 2019
The Superficial Gallery review on the short film "Father of Lies".
"First and foremost, Shiva Rodriguez has an excellent command of both classic and contemporary dialogue. The fighting between the Asgardians has the Shakespearean ring to it that one expects to hear from these kinds of characters. Her depiction of Loki is especially twisted. D. Duckie Rodriguez, who you might remember as the particularly sadistic father from Coming Home, brings Loki to life beautifully. You can feel his rage and betrayal from his brothers’ actions, his deep sadness at the loss of his children, and his sadistic joy when torturing his new playthings. The camerawork is clean, the sound is done well, and the makeup FX are well done." See the full article
August 24, 2018
Diamond in the Rough Films review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"I am happy to report that THE FAMILY WAY: COMING HOME is an absorbing and surprising little horror short that I read is in the process of being developed as a feature-length movie which I would wholeheartedly approve of." See the full article
July 25, 2018
Indyred review on the short film "Father of Lies".
"Father of Lies offers an interesting take on the classic stories of Norse Gods. What's really interesting as you watch this short film unfold, is the complete lack of empathy these beings have for humanity. It seems Shiva and D. Duckie Rodriguez, who wrote this piece, spent just as much time with this complicated concept as they did with the plot itself." See the full article
May 30, 2018
The Superficial Gallery review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"This is one of the more intense and cinematically stunning films I’ve seen in a long time. I’d go so far as saying that the beginning of this film is a bit hard to watch. This is in no way a negative comment on the film. I thought it was absolutely brilliant and I was glued with eyes wide open from the first second to the last." See the full article
Feb. 22, 2018
Nightmarish Conjurings review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"THE FAMILY WAY: COMING HOME, directed by Shiva Rodriguez, will take you to the heart of the matter... or remove it, depending on how you look at it.
The cinematography is excellent, much better than one might expect from a short, but this is no ordinary short: this is a prologue to a forthcoming piece that Shiva and D. Duckie Rodriguez hope to fund, and if their skill with this piece, and their combined history in horror is any indication, getting funding shouldn't be a problem." See the full article
The Filmmaking Sucks Podcast presents The Women in Horror panel discussion from Macabre Faire. Hear the podcast.
Feb. 7, 2018
The Superficial Gallery showcases Producer/Actress Lowrie Fawley for Women in Horror Month. See the article.
The Superficial Gallery interview with Director/Screenwriter Shiva Rodriguez for Women in Horror Month. See the article.
Jan 28, 2018
Video release of the Winner's Brunch Panel at the Macabre Faire Film Festival. See the video
Jan. 22, 2018
The Bitten Apple TV interview for "The Family Way: Coming Home" at the Macabre Faire. See the video.
November 22, 2017
Beautiful Creatures writes about director Shiva Rodriguez and her first film Predatory Moon. See the article.
August 14, 2017
One Film Fan review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
As such, while still not for the faint of heart, “Coming Home” stands as a worthy entry to the horror short film platform, and should certainly have the appreciation of an audience who is pining for something fresh." See the full article.
August 10, 2017
Sick Flix review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"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." See the full article.
August 4, 2017
Rick's Cutting Room review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"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." See the full article.
July 28, 2017
The Slaughtered Bird review on the short film "The Family Way: 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." See the full article.
July 25, 2017
Severed Cinema review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"All things considered, for the fact this is a prelude short, it would be nice to have it re-filmed one day, fleshed out and made brutally to stun people, because, full upwards thumbs in a line to Shiva Rodriguez. She is fluid at capturing emotions on film. What I mean is, it's the cutaways, the suggestion and aftermath. It's the angles, the expressions, and the really doom laden build up to the conclusion. She's bloody good at what she does." See the full article.
Indyred review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
As a full film, "Coming Home" manages to get its point across in a decent, entertaining way. It's a fresh take on so many movies we've all seen in the past... and that "freshness" was welcomed in a huge way. The real kicker here? This is the set-up to a larger production and it does its job perfectly. I personally look forward to seing the bigger story unravel. I can't wait actually. Director Shiva Rodriguez sets out to entertain... and entertained I was. "Coming Home" could be the start of an exceptional story. I can't wait to see how it all turns out." See the full article.
The Independent Critic review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"Still, there's something special working in Coming Home and it will be interesting to see where it's taken from here. It feels like the foundation is established for a creative, compelling indie horror story and I look forward to watching the film's journey." See the full article.
Feel The Reel review on the short film "The Family Way: Coming Home".
"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 article.